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Weakness is vulnerable

Emblema 168.

Pisciculos Aurata rapit medio aequore sardas,
Ni fugiant pavidae, summa marisque petant.
Ast ibi sunt mergis, fulicisque voracibus esca,
Eheu intuta manens undique debilitas!

The little sardines the golden wrasse swallows in the depths of the ocean, unless in fear they flee and make for the surface of the sea. But there they provide a meal for greedy divers and other sea-birds. Alas for weakness, remaining everywhere at risk.

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