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Alciato Emblem 64: Source in Greek Anthology 9.47 (trans Paton, III, 27)

Anonymous
On a Goat that Suckled a She-Wolf

It is not by my own will that I suckle the wolf at my own breast, but the shepherd's folly compels me to do it. Reared by me he will become a beast of prey to attack me. Gratitude cannot change nature.