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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 142

In copia minor error

The ape in tree, beganne at foxe beneath to raile:
And said, hee was a shamelesse beast to weare so great a taile.
Then aunswere made the foxe, I maye thee more deride,
Bicause thou haste no taile at all, thy shamelesse partes to hide.
Which shewes the bitter fruite, that doth of mocking springe:
For scorners ofte, such mates doe meete, that worse then serpentes stinge.