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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 saveur
interieure austere, avec doulceur, & d’escorce amere,
& telle est l’affection de celluy amour, duquel Venus
est Princesse, à laquelle aussi fut par Paris adjugée la
pomme d’or.


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Abies.

The fir tree

Apta fretis abies in montibus editur altis:
Est & in adversis maxima commoditas.[1]

The fir tree that is fit to sail the sea grows high up on the hills. Even in hard circumstances, there is great advantage to be found.

Notes:

1.  This is because it grows strong by withstanding the gales and harsh weather. Contrast Anthologia Graeca, 9.30ff, 105, and the much-translated 376 for an opposing view of the fir tree: “how can the fir, storm-tossed while growing on land, resist the gales at sea?” 9.31 was translated by Alciato (Selecta epigrammata, p. 98).


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