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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 171

Terrifying, even after death

Other things will grow silent, the sheep's hide will be mute, if drums made out of wolfskin sound out. At this the skin of the sheep is so terrified that though lifeless it shrinks from its lifeless enemy. Thus Ziscas, with his skin removed and turned into a drum, could defeat the Bohemian priests.