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MALUS MEDICA.

The citron

Emblema. 205.

Aurea sunt veneris poma haec: iucundus amaror
Indicat, est Graecis glycypicros amor.[1]

These golden fruits belong to Venus: the sweet bitterness tells us that. Even so is love glukupikros for the Greeks.

Notes:

1.  γλυκύπικρος, ‘bitter-sweet’, a concept often applied to Love in Hellenistic epigrams. See Emblem 110 ([A15a110]).


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EMBLEMA CCVII [=202] .

Cotonea.

The quince

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

Das CCVII [=202] .

Kütten.

Es ist dsag das Solon der weiß
Sol haben verordnet mit fleiß
Das man die Kütten geben thu
Den neuwen Breutn eh mans leg zu
Dieweil sie seind dem Magn und Mund
Angemen, wolgschmack und gesund
Das also auch sie lieblich süß
Seyen freundtlich on alls verdrieß.

Notes:

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


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