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Alciato Emblem 161: Source in Greek Anthology 9.12 (trans Paton, III,9)

Leonidas of Alexandria
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The blind beggar supported the lame one on his feet, and gained in return the help of the other's eyes. Thus the two incomplete beings fitted into each other to form one complete being, each supplying what the other lacked.