The sturdy rock, for all his strength (Richard Allison)
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The sturdy rock, for all his strength,
By raging seas is rent in twain;
The marble stone is pierc'd at length,
With little drops of drizzling rain:
The ox doth yield unto the yoke,
The steel obeyeth the hammer stroke.
The stately stag, that seems so stout,
By yelping hounds at bay is set;
The swiftest bird that flies about,
Is caught at length in fowler's net:
The greatest fish, in deepest brook,
Is soon deceived with subtle hook.