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Malus medica.

The citron

Emblema ccvi.

Aurea sunt Venris poma haec: iucundus amaror
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.

CItrus, & malus Medica fructum habet cuius cor-
tex aurei coloris, saporis austeri, intus verò dul-
cis succus: ita se blandus amor idémque amarus ha-
bet. Proinde pomum Veneri sacrum.

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L’Oranger.

LA pomme d’Orange appartient
A Venus, pour nous faire entendre
Amour doux-amer, & apprendre
Que le mot Grec ainsi le tient.

LE Citron & Oranger a le fruit duquel
l’escorce est de couleur d’or, la saveur
forte & austere, mais le suc de dedans est doux:
tout de mesme est l’amour, qui de soy est blan
dissant, & amer aussi: partant ce fruit est de-
dié à Venus.

Notes:

1.  γλυκύπικρος, ‘bitter-sweet’, a concept often applied to Love in Hellenistic epigrams. See Emblem 112 ([FALc112]).



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  • Pleasure, Enjoyment, Joy; 'Allegrezza', 'Allegrezza da le medaglie', 'Allegrezza, letitia e giubilo', 'Diletto', 'Piacere', 'Piacere honesto' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [56B1(+4):56F2(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
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Le citron.

XL.

Le citron doux amer à Venus bien convient,
Car Amour en son miel beaucoup d’amer contient.

Commentaires.

On peut aussi dire que le citron est le symbole de
l’amour: car il est de couleur d’or: & sa saveur est
bien aucunement douce & austere, mais son escorce
est du tout amere. Ainsi l’orde volupté rid de plein
abord, & semble estre toute d’or: mais apres qu’elle a
baillé un peu du doux, elle baille l’amer à plein go-
det.



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