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Picea.

The spruce tree

XXXV.

At picea emittas nullos quòd stirpe stolones,
Illius est index, qui sine prole perit.

But the spruce, because it sends up no shoots from its stock, is a symbol of the man who dies without progeny.


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    Le Roure, ou Suse.

    Le Roure fend par trop dur estre,[1] & rond.
    Sedition civile en soy se rompt.

    Le Roure ou Suse, que est la plus dure espece de chesne: est
    en ses parties essentiales si astrinct, & serré avec durté na-
    turelle, que de soy mesme il se eclate, & fend: ses parties se
    entrelaissantes, & desjoignantes jusque au coeur, d’ond puys
    apres par sa durté il donne lieu, & ouverture à mettre le
    coing dedans qui le met par pieces, & l’envoie au feu. Ainsi
    les gens seditieux en une popularité ne se peuvent entrete
    Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [R8v p272] nir joingtz ensemble: mais par leur trop dur sens, &
    obstination, se separent, & donnent lieu à la main justi
    ciere,d’entrer sur eulx, les dissiper, & mettre au neant.

    Notes:

    1.  Cf. Pliny, Natural History, 16.73.186 (tota ossea est ilex, ‘the holm-oak is entirely bone-like’).


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