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L’Orengier.

Pommes d’Orenge à Venus pour aimer
Sont. Car d’Amour le fruyct est doulx amer.

L’Orengier porte pommes de couleur d’or, de sa-
veur interieure austere, avec doulceur, & d’escorce
amere, & telle est l’affection de celluy amour, duquel
Venus est Princesse, à laquelle aussi fut par Paris ad
jugée la pomme d’or.


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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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