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The last emblem in the 4th volume of Camerarius Symbolae et emblemata is “Fert omnis secum”. The distich is: “O felix, secum sua quicumque omnia portat,
Fortunae vivens liber ab arbitrio”. Gibbs [2] wrote: “The idea of the wise man who fert omnia secum, “carries everything with him,” is here appropriated for the snail, who even carries its own home on its back”.

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The two snails are more elongated than in the previous emblems, and show more whorls; they appear both as dextral specimens with the animals showing two tentacles.

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Notes:
[1] See post #253.
[2] http://bit.ly/1oPwTIO.

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