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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 34

Bear, and forbear

Stern fortune must be endured by man through suffering; likewise too much happy fortune should frequently be feared. Bear, and forbear, Epictetus used to say. We ought to suffer much, and keep our hands away from things forbidden. So the bull, fettered by his right knee, endures his master's rule: and so abstains from pregnant cows.