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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 188a

Caecus amor prolis

With kindenes, lo, the Ape doth kill her whelpe,
Throughe clasping harde, and lulling in her armes.
Even so, the babes, whose nature, Arte shoulde helpe:
The parents fonde doe hazarde them with harmes,
   And worke their spoile, and bringe them unto noughte,
   When foolishe love forbiddes them to bee toughte.