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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 139a

Sic spectanda fides

To GEORGE MANWARINGE Esquier.

The touche doth trye, the fine, and purest goulde:
And not the sound, or els the goodly showe.
So, if mennes wayes, and vertues, wee behoulde,
The worthy men, wee by their workes, shall knowe.
   But gallant lookes, and outward showes beguile,
   And ofte are clokes to cogitacions vile.