here is a new 17th century riddle for your entertainment. This one is rather curious & profound. I hope you will find it interesting & not too difficult to be guessed out. Good luck! The right answer to the previous one is at the end of the post.
- O, superior beauties that win the world:
- In vain dazzled with a deceptive light,
- Your charms & mine are only mist,
- And due to mistake of senses our empire is melted.
- Depending on what I seem on earth and in the sea
- I give hope or bring the worst.
- The Sun makes for me the same it does for His Sister ;
- Alike She I’ve got a body, full of light.
- As well as love I’ve got some special traits :
- I represent War & I announce Peace,
- I make winds stop & I cease thunders.
- Of all that use my power, the weather is the strongest,
- My temporary beauty is as fragile as glass,
- And the author of my life is the same of my death.
- Who am I?
REPLY to the riddle posted on September 14, 2017: A TORCH and A CANDLE (this version has been discovered in another source after I’ve posted the riddle ). My congratulations to Robbie and to John. 😉 😉 😉