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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 52a

Fortissima minimis interdum cedunt

The scarlet cloathe, dothe make the bull to feare.
The culler white, the Olephant dothe shunne.
The crowinge cocke, the Lion quakes to heare.
The smoke of cloathe, dothe make the stagge to runne.
   All which doe showe, wee no man shoulde dispise,
   But thinke howe harme, the simplest maie devise.