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Le citron.

XL.

Le citron doux amer ŕ Venus bien convient,
Car Amour en son miel beaucoup d’amer contient.

Commentaires.

On peut aussi dire que le citron est le symbole de
l’amour: car il est de couleur d’or: & sa saveur est
bien aucunement douce & austere, mais son escorce
est du tout amere. Ainsi l’orde volupté rid de plein
abord, & semble estre toute d’or: mais apres qu’elle a
baillé un peu du doux, elle baille l’amer ŕ plein go-
det.


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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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