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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 174

The fault belongs alike to the wrong-doer and the persuader

In a hideous dungeon a victorious throng holds captive a herald for sounding out battle signals on a trumpet. He pleads before them that he does not strive in arms, nor has he with savage sword pierced the side of any man. To him they answer: But in that you stir others to arms with the clangor of your instrument, you, most fearful one, commit a greater sin.