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HELLERA.

Ivy


Fu de Poeti gia degna corona
L’Hellera. questa Ť pallida, & anchora
Pallido Ť chi per bere in Helicona
Suda mai sempre, e s’affatica ogn’hora.
Ella per tempo mai non abbandona
L’honor de le sue foglie: e qui dimora
Dopo la morte in ogni estremo lido
Del ben dotto Poeta eterno il grido,


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Cotonea.

The quince

Poma novis tribui debere Cydonia nuptis
Dicitur antiquus constituisse Solon.[1]
Grata ori & stomacho cým sint, ut & halitus illis
Sit suavis, blandus manet & ore lepos.

Solon of old is said to have ordained that quinces be given to newly-weds, since these are pleasant both to mouth and stomach. As a result their breath is sweet, and winning grace drops from their lips.

Notes:

1.antiquus...Solon, ‘Solon of old’. See Plutarch, Coniugalia praecepta, Moralia 138 D.


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