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Emblems, for the entertainment and improvement of youth: containing hieroglyphical and enigmatical devices, relating to all parts and stations of life: together with explanations and proverbs in French, Spanish, Italian, and Latin, alluding to them and translated into English : the whole curiously engrav'd on 62 copper plates
Do you have a saying that keeps you going through the tough times? Perhaps you would find it in this book and have a convenient emblem to keep in your sight for the encouragement thereof. Here's a couple that struck my fancy from the page above:
13, a rabbit on the edge of its burrow: 'Tis good to watch.
7. A hog among flowers: They do not suit well.
Anything here that speaks to you?