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Amygdalus.

The almond

XLIII.

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



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



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