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EMBLEMA CCVIII [=203] .

Malus medica.

The citron

Aurea sunt Veneris poma haec: Iucundus amator,
Indicat; est Graecis sic γλυκύπικρος amor.[1]

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

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Das CCVIII [=203] .

Citrinatbaum.

Die gldin Opffel seind geweicht
Der Gttin Veneri, der gleich
Die lieblich bitterkeit zeigt an
S, sauwr, wie dLieb Griechn nennen thon.

Notes:

1. γλυκύπικρος, ‘bitter-sweet’, a concept often applied to Love in Hellenistic epigrams. See Emblem 102 ([A67a102]).


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    L’Orengier.

    Pommes d’Orenge Venus pour aimer
    Sont. Car d’Amour le fruyct est doulx amer.

    L’Orengier porte pommes de couleur d’or, de sa-
    veur interieure austere, avec doulceur, & d’escorce
    amere, & telle est l’affection de celluy amour, duquel
    Venus est Princesse, laquelle aussi fut par Paris ad
    juge la pomme d’or.


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