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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, & cel-
luy qui plustost perit. Aussi les trop hastifz esperitz
(comme dict Quintilian) grand peine jamais par-
viennent 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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El Naranjo.

TERCETO.

De Venus es este fruto dorado
Su amargor dule claro lo demuestra
Que ansi el Amor dul’agro fu llamado. [M]

[Marginalia - link to text]γλυκύπικρος.


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