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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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El Sauze.

TERCETO.

A’l Sauze llaṃ Homero pierdefruto,[1]  [M]
Y dị à entender que el que aborreçe el vino
Jamas en sciencia alguna es absoluto.

[Marginalia - link to text]ὦλεσίκαρπος

Notes:

1.  Homer, Odyssey, 10.510. See Pliny, Natural History, 16.46.110: the willow drops its seed before it is absolutely ripe, and for that reason was called by Homer ‘seed-loser’.



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