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EMBLEMA XXXIII.

Incauto quicunque rosas collegerit ungue,
Vix unquam illaeso legerit ungue rosas:
Hoc sapite exemplo locupletes, plurima nanque
Hisce latent vestris spicula mixta rosis.

Whoever were to pick roses with an unprotected finger, would scarcely ever gather the roses with his finger undamaged: from this example learn, you rich, for many thorns are hidden, mixed with these roses.



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