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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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  • Pleasure, Enjoyment, Joy; 'Allegrezza', 'Allegrezza da le medaglie', 'Allegrezza, letitia e giubilo', 'Diletto', 'Piacere', 'Piacere honesto' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [56B1(+4):56F2(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
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ILEX.

The holm-oak

Emblema. 204.

Duritie 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.

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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