„O dawn, you washed them away
in a woman who was clean.
O form of woman, sister of Wisdom,
how great is your glory!
For in you there rose a life unquenchable
that death shall never stifle.
Wisdom exalted you to make
all creatures fairer in your beauty
than they were when the world was born.“

—  Hildegarda de Bingen, Ad Vitam S. Ruperti Epilogus 6, Pitra 364.

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