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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 52b

Injuriis, infirmitas subjecta

The mightie fishe, devowres the little frie,
If in the deepe, they venture for to staie,
If up they swimme, newe foes with watchinge flie,
The carvoraunte, and Seamewe, for theire praie:
   Betweene these two, the frie is still destroi'de,
   Ah feeble state, on everie side anoi'de.