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Morus.

The mulberry

XLIIII.

Serior at Morus nunquam nisi frigore lapso
Germinat,[1] & sapiens nomina falsa[2] gerit.

On the other hand, the mulberry is late, and never until the frost is past does it shoot; though wise, it bears a false name.

Notes:

1. See Pliny, Natural History, 16.25.102: “the mulberry is the last of domesticated trees to shoot, and only does so when the frosts are over; for that reason it is called the wisest of trees”.

2. nomina falsa, ‘a false name’, reference to a supposed ‘etymology by opposites’: Latin morus ‘mulberry’ was equated with Greek μῶρος ‘fool’, but the tree was considered wise: see note 1.


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    L’Amendelier.

    Apostrophe.

    Amendelier, Pourquoy si tost floris?
    Trop bons ne sont les trop prompts esperitz.[1]

    L’Amendelier est le premier arbre qui fleurit, &
    celluy qui plustost perit. Aussi les trop hastifz
    esperitz (comme dict Quintilian) grand peine
    jamais parviennent fruyct.

    Notes:

    1. See Quintilian (Fabius Quintilianus), Institutio oratoria, 1.3.3: ‘the precocious type of intellect never easily comes to fruition’.


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