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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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    Le coin.

    XXXVI.

    Solon[1] veut que le coin à manger on presente
    A la nouvelle espouse, à cause que plaisante
    Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [N4r p199] Telle viande est en bouche, estomach, & haleine,
    Ce qui les mariés à vraye amour ameine.

    Commentaires.

    Les mariés doyvent tellement confire tous leurs
    dits & leurs faicts, que jamais il ne puisse advenir
    entre eux aucun mauvais mesnage. C’est pourquoy
    Solon commandoit à l’espouse, qu’elle mangeast un
    coin avant de coucher avec son mari la premiere
    nuict: à cause que ce premier plaisir, qui se recueille
    de la voix & de la bouche, doit estre doux et bien
    assaisonné.

    Notes:

    1.  See Plutarch, Coniugalia praecepta, Moralia 138 D.


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