Alciato Emblem 193: Source in Greek Anthology 9.3
(trans Paton, III, 3-5)
Antipater, by some attributed to Plato
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.