Letter xiii. To Olympius.
As all the fruits of the season come to us in their proper time, flowers in spring, corn in summer, and apples [1891] in autumn, so the fruit for winter is talk.


[1890] Placed with the preceding.

[1891] melon. But, like the Latin malum, this word served for more than we mean by "apple." So the malum Cydonium was quince, the malum Persicum, peach, etc.

letter xii to olympius
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