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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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EMBLEMA CCXVI [=211] .

Ilex.

The holm-oak

Duritiae nimia[1] quod sese rumperet Ilex,
Symbola civilis seditionis habet.

Because the holm-oak splits spontaneously through excessive inflexibility, it provides symbols for civic discord.

Das CCXVI [=211] .

Stein Eich.

Da die SStein Eich auß grosser hert
Sich von einander thut und zert
Gibt ein gemerck und anzeigung
Der Bürgerlichen embörung.

Notes:

1.  Duritie nimia, ‘excessive inflexibility’. Cf. Pliny, Natural History, 16.73.186 (tota ossea est ilex, ‘the holm-oak is entirely bone-like’).


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