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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 142

Unequal rivalry

The lowly kite accompanies the soaring falcon, and takes part of the prey, which often tumbles down. The bream follows the mullet and greedily takes within his mouth the banquet rejected and bypassed by him. As these, so Oenocrates with me: the students' lecture- hall, when I leave, uses this half-blind man as eye.