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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 144

The prince, ensuring the safety of his subjects

Whenever the Titan brothers stir up the the oceans, then an anchor thrown out gives aid to the wretched sailors. This the dolphin, devoted to mankind, embraces so that it can fix more safely in the deepest seas. How fitting that kings bear these insignia mindful that they are to their people what the anchor is to sailors.