Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Herrick images. Here you can see the old lady peeking through the window - and one of the maids see that they are being watched. Meanwhile, what do you think that poor rooster would say if he could talk? He is silent in all the versions of the fable that I know, but it would be very Aesopic for him to try to plead for his life.
M0553 = Perry055. Source: Barlow’s Aesop 37. This is Perry 55. Compare the fable of the man who killed his master’s donkey, #957.