Saturday, August 21, 2010

Illustrated: Abies et Dumus


M0721 - M0722 - M0723

722. Abies et Dumus. Fertur olim abies despicere dumos. Iactitat se proceram esse, locari in aedibus, cum velo stare in navibus; dumos autem humiles, viles, nulli usui idoneos. Quorum quidem tale fuit responsum, “Tu sane, abies, tuis gloriare bonis, et nostris insultas malis. Verum nec tua refers mala, et nostra praeteris bona. Cum tu sonanti detruncaris securi, quam velles tum nobis, qui securi sumus, esse te similem!”

Abies et Rubus

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Rackham images. I like the subtle way that Rackham turns the plants into something like people!

M0722 = Perry304. Source: Avianus 19 (adapted into prose). This is Perry 304. Compare the fable of the fat capons and the skinny one, #570.

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