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The wise abstain from wine.

Emblema. 24.

Quid me vexatis rami? sum Palladis arbor[1],
Auferte hinc brotos [=botros] , virgo fugit bromium[2].

Branching vine, why do you trouble me? I am the tree of Pallas. Take your grapes away - this maiden shrinks from Bromius.


1.  ‘the tree of Pallas’, i.e. the olive tree; see [A15a023]. Vines were often trained up trees for support; cf. [A15a158].

2.  Bromius was a name for Bacchus, god of wine.

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