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Buxus.

The box-tree

XXXIX.

Perpetuò viridis, crispoque cacumine buxus.
Unde est disparibus fistula facta modis,[1]
Deliciis apta est teneris, & amantibus arbor.
Pallor inest illi, pallet & omnis amans. [2]

The box-tree is evergreen, with crinkly shoots. From it was made the pipe with its variously pitched notes. It is a tree appropriate to tender delights and to lovers. Box-wood is pale and so is every lover.

Notes:

1.  For pipes of boxwood, see e.g. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 4.30.

2.  pallet et omnis amans, ‘pale...is every lover’. The lover should affect pallor and emaciation, as these will soften the lady’s heart; see Ovid, Ars Amatoria, 1.729ff.


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    Le bouis.

    XXXIX.

    Tousjours verd est le bouis, & crespu par la cime,
    La flute qu’on en fait rend son harmonieux:[1]
    Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [N5r p201] Aux delices propre est de ceux qu’amour anime
    Il paslit, aussi font tous povres amoureux.[2]

    Commentaires.

    Le bouis est le symbole d’amour, pource qu’il est
    verd mais d’une verdeur pasle. Aussi les amoureux
    esperent tousjours, mais ceste esperance n’est jamais
    separee de doute & crainte. Le bouis est fort propre
    à faire des flutes de toutes façons, l’harmonie des-
    quelles fait quelquefois passer la fantasie aux amou-
    reux.

    Notes:

    1.  For pipes of boxwood, see e.g. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 4.30.

    2.  The lover should affect pallor and emaciation, as these will soften the lady’s heart; see Ovid, Ars Amatoria, 1.729ff.


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