Friday, April 2, 2010

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

Paolo Veronese (1528-1588), Mount Calvary. Second third of 16th century

"The heart of Adam lusted after the fruit, his hand took, his lips tasted; and now the Second Adam's heart is pierced, His hand is transfixed, and His lips are parched, in making amends for the transgression of the first Adam."

Antonio de Guevara (c. 1470-1544),
Spanish bishop, chronicler and court preacher
to Charles V
The Mysteries of Mount Calvary
Chapter XVII, "The Third Hour"

Translated by Rev. Orby Shipley

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