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Piscis inescato Labrax ut prenditur hamo
Sic gula permultis attulit exitium:
Útque renitentem piscator ab aequore piscem
Vi trahit ad terram, morte latente cibo.
Sic haeredipetae, captatorésque, veneno
Tinctis saepe trahunt morsibus ad tumulum.

A sea-bass is caught by the baited hook: so many are brought to destruction by their gullet. As the fisherman hauls the struggling fish, his death hidden in his food, by force from sea to land, so legacy-hunters and con-artists frequently drag you with poisoned bites to your grave.

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