Friday, 21 August 2015

Emblema CCVIII Buxus

Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 208
The box tree

The box tree is always green and has a curly head. From it is made the reed pipe with its uneven harmonies. It is suited to tender delights, and is a tree for lovers -- it has a pale colour, and every lover is pale. 

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