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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 77a

Serò sapiunt Phryges

The proverbe saieth, so longe, the potte to water goes,
That at the lengthe it broke returnes, which is appli'de to those.
That longe with wyles, and shiftes, have cloaked wicked partes,
Whoe have at lengthe bene paied home, and had theire just desertes.
Even as the slymie eele, that ofte did slippe awaie,
Yet, with figge leaves at lengthe was catch'de, & made the fisshers praie.