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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 190a

Stultorum quantò status sublimior, tantò manifestior turpitudo

Promoote the foole, his folly doth appeare,
And is a shame to them, that make him clime:
Whose faultes, before coulde not bee seene so cleare,
For lowe estate did shadowe every crime:
   But set him up, his folly soone is harde,
   Then keepe him doune, let wise men bee prefer'de.