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Well, Phoenix and (or) turtle dove ...

I typed the both terms in the search engine and got a poem of Shakespeare, which is said to be very unusual and a mass of literature is present about it ... now I ask myself, if a sort of "tradition of connection" between both or possibly all 4 birds was already existent in 1425, which we overlook und to which Martiano da Tortona or Filippo Maria refered.

Shakespeare's poem is interpreted as "allegorical poem about the death of ideal love" and so somehow in the direction of Daphne's theme (woman becomes a piece of wood) or Chartiers "cruel woman" (man dies cause of unfulfilled love) - this surprizes me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phoenix_and_the_Turtle
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