A dog gazes at the moon by night,

as if at a mirror.

And seeing himself,

he believes another dog is in the moon.

So he barks;

but his ineffectual voice is carried away in vain by the winds,

and Diana pursues her course

without hearing.

Emblem 165  “Futile Effort”

Emblem 165 “Futile Effort”


Alciato’s Book of Emblems

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