„A cowardly cur barks more fiercely than it bites.“
Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet.

—  Quinto Cúrcio Rufo, VII, 4, 13.

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Quarrel, or reprimand;
'Twill soon be dark;
Up! mind thine own aim, and
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