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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 189a

In sinu alere serpentem

Thoughe, cittie stronge the cannons shotte dispise,
And deadlie foes, beseege the same in vaine:
Yet, in the walles if pining famine rise,
Or else some impe of SINON, there remaine.
   What can prevaile your bulwarkes? and your towers,
   When, all your force, your inwarde foe devoures.