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Alciato Emblem 193: Source in Greek Anthology 9.3 (trans Paton, III, 3-5)

Antipater, by some attributed to Plato
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They planted me, a walnut-tree, by the road-side to amuse passing boys, as a mark for their well-aimed stones. And all my twigs and flourishing shoots are broken, hit as I am by showers of pebbles. It is no advantage for trees to be fruitful. I indeed, poor tree, bore fruit only for my own undoing.