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Amygdalus.

The almond

XLIII.

Cur properans foliis praemittis amygdale flores?
Odi pupillos praecocis ingenii.[1]

Almond tree, why are you in such a hurry to put out flowers before your leaves? I hate precocious pupils.

Notes:

1.  See Quintilian (Fabius Quintilianus), Institutio oratoria, 1.3.3: “the precocious type of intellect never easily comes to fruition”.


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    Le Laurier.

    Le Laurier monstre ou salut, ou danger,
    Soubz le chevet faict vrayz songes songer.[1]

    En l’art de Magie, le Laurier mis au feu, don-
    ne Indice de mal, ou de bien avenir, & mis
    soubz la teste du dormant, faict songer choses
    veritablement passées, presentes, ou futures.

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    AULTRE.

    Laurier est deu à Charles l’Empereur:
    Telle coronne affiert au conquereur.

    Les Empereurs apres leurs conquestes, & vi
    ctoires, triumphans portoient le Laurier en
    main, & en teste, en branche, & en coronne.
    Parquoy icy est assigné par maniere de gra
    tification à Charles cinquiesme Empereur,
    retournant victorieux de Thunes en la Gou- lete[2], ou jadis fut Carthage.

    Notes:

    1.  The laurel was sacred to Apollo, god of prophecy. The priestess of Apollo at Delphi induced a prophetic trance by chewing laurel leaves. Prophecies were sometimes written on laurel leaves. If laurel leaves crackle when thrown into the flames, happiness is portended.

    2.  La Goulette is the port of Tunis (Halq al Wadi).


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