Monday, August 30, 2010

Illustrated: Asinus et Canis


M0220 - M0221 - M0222
221. Asinus et Canis. Asino, esculenta messoribus in agro portanti, occurrit herilis canis. Cui dixit, “Tu panibus cibisque onustus es quorum mox ego particeps ero; interim dum per viam incedis, tu ipse rubos comedis.” Huic asinus respondebat, “Frustula fortassis et ossa ad te pertinebunt; verum rubi quos ego comedo sunt gratiores mihi et magis meum palatum sapiunt quam omnes in macello carnes aut bellaria in pistorum officinis.”

Asinus et Carduus

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Herrick images. This image does not show the dog, but it does show a donkey happily munching on thistles.

M0221 = Perry360. Source: Barlow’s Aesop 5. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog, although Perry 360 is about a fox who insults a donkey who is eating briars. Compare the story of the dog and the donkey who ran into a wolf, #354.

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