Laments[Motto and dedication]tłum. Dorothea Prall
Tales sunt hominum mentes, quali pater ipse
Juppiter auctiferas lustravit lumine terras.
A charming, merry, gifted child, who, after showing great promise of all maidenly virtues and talents, suddenly, prematurely, in her unripe years, to the great and unbearable grief of her parents, departed hence.
Tales sunt… terras (Latin) — human minds are the reflections of light casted on fertile earth by father Jupiter (fragment of Homer's Odyssey translated by Cicero and passed on by St. Augustine in De civitate Dei). [przypis edytorski]