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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 54a

Agentes, et consentientes, pari poena puniendi

A Trompetter, the Captaines captive leade,
Whoe pardon crav'de, and saide, he did no harme:
And for his life, with tremblinge longe did pleade,
Whereat, quoth they, and hal'de him by the arme:
   Althoughe, thie hande did never strike a stroke,
   Yet with thie winde, thou others did'st provoke.