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Le Cypres.

Le Cypres monstre en sa fueille, comment
Il fault traicter les siens egalement.

L’arbre du Cypres depuys sa racine mon-
te tout droict, egal jusque au plus hault de
son tige, auquel il jecte branches en coron-
ne environnantes, toutes en leur reng de mes
me grandeur, & grosseur, ainsi ordonnées
sans que l’une passe l’aultre, jusque au sommet,
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [R6r p268] ou il faict ung Cone, ou poincte demye ovale. Laquel-
le egale figure enseigne les parens de traicter leurs en-
fans tant aisnéz, que puisnéz, tant masles, que femelles
en pareille condition, & affection, sans acception de
personne, tant en nourriture, & entretenement, que en
hoirie, & testament. Car ilz sont egalement naturelz,
& legitimes. Laquelle equalite ne se observe pas
es Pays de droict escript, comme au Lyonnois.

AULTRE.

Riches tombeaux le Cypres environne:
Les monumens du Peuple Ache coronne.[1]

Costume estoit aulx anciens Romains, pour faire hon
neur à leurs parens, ou amys trespasséz de coronner,
& environner de fueillages, & fleurs en forme de Chap
pelletz Les sepulchres. Or les Monumens de ceulx de
la Seigneurie estoient coronnez de Cypres: & ceulx
du commun populaire de Ache (non de persil) lesquelz
tous deux sont quasi de semblable fueille, couleur, o-
deur, & faculté, à preserver de pourriture.

AULTRE.

Le Cypres est en fueilles bien construict,
Mais belle fueille il porte, & point de fruyct.[2]

Cecy peut estre dict des beaulx hommes, bien raméz
de membres, & de mignons bien peignéz, & testou-
néz, ou de belles femmes à beaux cheveulx, qui au de-
mourant ne valent rien, & ne portent point de fruyct.

Notes:

1.  See Pliny, Natural History, 20.44.113 for the use of parsley at funeral meals.

2.  See Erasmus, Adagia, 4210 (Cyparissi fructus).


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EMBLEMA CCIII [=200] .

Laurus.

The laurel

Praescia venturae Laurus fert signa salutis
Subdita pulvillo somnia vera facit.[1]

The laurel that can tell what is to come provides omens of prosperity. Put under the pillow it brings true dreams.

Das CCIII [=200] .

Lorberbaum.

Der Laur Baum gwiß vor zeichen helt
Deß künfftigen glücks unverschelt
Und gibt ware treum unerschreckt
So er under das Küssen wirt glegt.

EMBLEMA CCIIII [=200 second part] .

Aliud.

Other

Debetur Carlo superatis Laurea poenis,[2]
Victrices ornant talia serta comas.

Now that the Poeni [i.e. North Africans / Tunisians] have been defeated, Charles deserves the laurel - let wreaths of laurel adorn the victor’s locks.

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Das CCIIII [=200 second part] .

Ein anderß.

Keyser Carle ghört ein Lorkrantz
Das er den weissen Moren gantz
Hat obgesigt, dann der obleit
Ein solchen Krantz mit ehren treit.

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.  Emperor Charles V took Tunis in North Africa in 1535. Poeni (‘Phoenicians’) was an alternate name for the people of Carthage, where Tunis was later established.


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