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Cotonea.

The quince

XXXVI.

Poma novis tribui debere cydonia nuptis
Dicitur antiquus constituisse Solon.[1]
Grata ori & stomacho cum 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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    Picea.

    The spruce tree

    Emblema ccii.

    At picea emittat nullos quòd stirpe stolones,
    Illius est index, qui sine prole perit.

    But the spruce, because it sends up no shoots from its stock, is a symbol of the man who dies without progeny.

    PIcea facilè potest eum significare, qui sine liberis
    decedit. Aut referetur ad eum qui nullum sui mo-
    nimentum reliquerit, cuius nempe vita ac mors iux-
    tà aestimatur, ut ait Sallustius.

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    Le pin.

    DU Pin, quoy que grand, on peut voir
    Ne sortir rejets de racine:
    Ce que pourra estre le signe
    D’un qui meurt sans enfans avoir.

    LE Pin peust representer celuy qui dece-
    de sans enfans. Ou sera prins pour quel-
    cun qui ne laisse point de memoire de soy,
    assavoir duquel en la vie & la mort on ne
    parle point, comme dit Salluste.


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