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EMBLEMA CCV [=201] .

Quercus.

The Oak

Grata Iovi est Quercus, qui nos servatque fovetque,
Servanti civem querna corona datur.[1]

The oak is pleasing to Jove who preserves and cherishes us. A crown of oak is given to one who preserves a fellow-citizen.

Das CCV [=201] .

Eychbaum.

Die Eych ist dem Gott Jovi gut
Der uns erhalten, ehrnern thut
Sehr angenem, damit man krönt
Die erhalten die Bürger thündt.

EMBLEMA CCVI [=201 second part] .

Aliud.

Other

Glande aluit veteres,[2] sola nunc proficit umbra,
Sic quoque sic arbos officiosa Iovis.

The oak fed men of old with its acorns. Now it benefits us only with its shade. In this way too the tree of Jove does us service.

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Das CCVI [=201 second part] .

Ein anderß.

Die Eichel war der alten speiß
Jetzt braucht mans nur zum schatten leiß
Also ist dieser Baum dienstbar
Dem grossen Gott Jovi fürwar.

Notes:

1.  ‘a crown of oak’, awarded for saving the life of a fellow-soldier; see Pliny, Natural History, 16.3.7.

2.  For the ancient belief that early man fed on acorns see e.g. Lucretius, De Rerum natura, 5.939; Vergil, Georgics, 1.7; Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1.106.


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    Le chesne.

    XXXII.

    Le chesne plait à Dieu, qui nous sauve & ramene.
    Qui sauve un citoyen, a couronne de chesne.[1]

    Autre.

    Le chesne avec son gland a nourri les anciens
    Maintenant par son ombre il nous fait mille biens.[2]

    Commentaires.

    Ces deux distichs sont clairs d’eux mesmes. Les
    Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [N3r p197] Rommains avoyent plusieurs sortes de couronnes.
    Mais à celuy qui sauvoit un citoyen ou plusieurs, on
    luy bailloit une couronne de chesne. Avant que le
    bled & les legumes fussent en usage, le seul gland e-
    stoit la viande & nourriture seule des humains. Cest
    arbre n’a rien en soy qui ne nous soit proffitable. Son
    fruict, ses feuilles, son ombre, son bois, tout nous sert.

    Notes:

    1.  ‘a crown of oak’, awarded for saving the life of a fellow-soldier; see Pliny, Natural History, 16.3.7.

    2.  For the ancient belief that early man fed on acorns see e.g. Lucretius, De Rerum natura, 5.939; Vergil, Georgics, 1.7; Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1.106.


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