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Comment on 17.12.1842

Cupid Complains to Venus about a Bee Sting, cf. A780 or A418.

The subject is taken from an anacreotic verse which describes how, one day, Cupid is stung by a bee as he is going to pick a rose, but when he runs to his mother Venus and cries, she just asks him: “ If the bee’s sting hurts you so much, how much do you think those who are hit by your arrows suffer?”

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