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The canker which the trunk conceals is revealed by the leaves, the fruit, or the flower.
In the dark a glimmering light is often sufficient for the pilot to find the polar star and to fix his course.
The bee and the serpent often sip from the selfsame flower.
Know that the slender shrub which is seen to bend, conquers when it yields to the storm.
To take away life is a power which the vilest of the earth have in common; to give it belongs to gods and kings alone.
If our inward griefs were seen written on our brow, how many would be pitied who are now envied!
That water which falls from some Alpine height is dashed, broken, and will murmur loudly, but grows limpid by its fall.
What will the stream become in its lengthened course, if it be so turbid at its source?
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Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi, better known by his pseudonym of Pietro Metastasio, was an Italian poet and librettist, considered the most important writer of opera seria libretti.
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