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Amygdalus.

The almond

Cur properans foliis praemittis amygdale flores?
Odi pupillos praecocis ingenii.[1]

Almond tree, why are you in such a hurry to put out flowers before your leaves? I hate precocious pupils.

Notes:

1. áSee Quintilian (Fabius Quintilianus), Institutio oratoria, 1.3.3: “the precocious type of intellect never easily comes to fruition”.



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El Pino.

TERCETO.

En no llevar pimpollo el pino quiere
Dar Ó entender a’l hombre que casado
Siendo, sin casta y generacion muere.



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