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Cotonea.

The quince

EMBLEMA CCIV.

Poma novis tribui debere Cydonia nuptis
Dicitur antiquus constituisse Solon.[1]
Grata ori & stomacho cùm sint, ut & halitus illis
Sit suavis, blandus manet & ore lepos.

Solon of old is said to have ordained that quinces be given to newly-weds, since these are pleasant both to mouth and stomach. As a result their breath is sweet, and winning grace drops from their lips.

Notes:

1.  antiquus...Solon, ‘Solon of old’. See Plutarch, Coniugalia praecepta, Moralia 138 D.


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Le Pin.

Le Pin ne faict nulz regetz de racine
D’homme qui meurt sans enfans, c’est le signe.

Le Pin brun, depuys le pied, jusque à la sime, ne pro-
duyct nulz regetz de son tronc, designant ung hom-
me qui decede sans laisser hoir de son corps.


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