On the Love-Emblems of Otho Vaenius, an epigram by Hugo Grotius
Amor complained that his rewards were not yet in accordance with his triumphs and that his fame was not in accordance with
his achievements. Therefor he visited thousands of artisans and chose the skilled hands of Otho to inspire the copper. He
himself controls the iron, he himself impresses his face into the copper and the boy is pleased to be more rigid than the
rigid metals. The world is happy to receive the victorious monuments of the God and, look, applaudes its own defeat. Look,
the pictures of Love are now in everybody's hands and the games of Venus are now on everybody's laps. Young boys, pray for
the girls and girls, pray for the boys, learn from this the power of the arrows of the mighty lord. But you, go away, who
hoped to see these unaffected, for Amor can hurt you even when he is only depicted.