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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 98a

Stultitia sua seipsum saginari

The Foxe, that longe for grapes did leape in vayne,
With wearie limmes, at lengthe did sad departe:
And to him selfe quoth hee, I doe disdayne
These grapes I see, bicause their taste is tarte:
   So thou, that hunt'st for that thou longe hast mist,
   Still makes thy boast, thou maist if that thou list.