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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 55b

Cuncta complecti velle, stultum

The little boyes, that strive with all theire mighte,
To catche the belles, or bubbles, as they fall:
In vaine they seeke, for why, they vanishe righte,
Yet still they strive, and are deluded all:
   So, they that like all artes, that can bee thoughte,
   Doe comprehende not anie, as they oughte.