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"Euryalus’s Mother Consoled" (Book IX, lines 473ff.)

A drawing of a crying woman falling to her knees supported between two soldiers in antique armor.

Euryalus's Mother Consoled (Book IX, lines 473ff.), ca. 1615
Pen and brown ink heightened with white (partially oxidized); 197 x 158 mm (annotated “HG” lower right)
New York, Pierpont Morgan Library (inv. no. 1973.22)


De jammerlijcke doot Euriali ten boosten
t’gerucht stroijt inde stadt, de moeder desperate
beswijckt van droefheijt dies haer Ideus, Actor Troosten
haer soo sy conden best, en leijdense van straet
terwijlen wordt de stadt met stormen aengegrepen
den dullen Turnus t’vier in eenen thooren bracht
die vallende ter neer heft menich man genepen
verstickt, verplet, verbrant, en vullen doen de gracht

The miserable death of Euryalus spread the most dreaded
rumor in the city; the mother desperate
collapses from grief, Ideaus and Actor comfort her
as best they can, and guide her off the street.
In the meantime, the city is seized in assaults/attacks(?)
The angry Turnus set fire to a tower
which falling caught many a man,
suffocated, squashed, burnt, and filled the moat