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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 222b

Impunitas ferociae parens

To M. STEEVENSON Preacher.

When worthie men, for life, and learninge greate,
Who with their lookes, the wicked did appall,
If frouninge fates, with persecution threate;
Or take them hence, or shut them up in thrall:
   The wicked sorte rejoice, and plaie their partes,
   Thoughe longe before, they clok'd their fained hartes.