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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 104

Against astrologers

Icarus, you who were carried off through the heights and air, until the melted wax gave you headlong to the sea, now the same wax and raging fire revive you, that by your example you might teach us sure lessons. Let the astrologer beware of predicting anything. For the imposter will fall headlong, so long as he flies above the stars.