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EMBLEMA CCXVI [=211] .

Ilex.

The holm-oak

Duritiae nimia[1] quod sese rumperet Ilex,
Symbola civilis seditionis habet.

Because the holm-oak splits spontaneously through excessive inflexibility, it provides symbols for civic discord.

Das CCXVI [=211] .

Stein Eich.

Da die SStein Eich auß grosser hert
Sich von einander thut und zert
Gibt ein gemerck und anzeigung
Der Bürgerlichen embörung.

Notes:

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


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