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El Membrillo.

SEMIOTTAVA.

Precepto de Solon fuč que ŕ la esposa
El membrillo por don se presentasse,
Por ser muy sana fruta y deleytosa,
Y que en la boca suave olor dexasse.[1]

Notes:

1.  See Plutarch, Coniugalia praecepta, Moralia 138 D.


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Malus medica.

The citron

EMBLEMA CCVII.

Aurea sunt Veneris poma haec: iucundus amaror
Indicat, est Graecis sic γλυκύπικρος amor.[1]

These golden fruits belong to Venus: the sweet bitterness tells us that. Even so is love glukupikros for the Greeks.

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1.  γλυκύπικρος, ‘bitter-sweet’, a concept often applied to Love in Hellenistic epigrams. See Emblem 112 ([A21a112]).


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