Saturday, August 28, 2010

Illustrated: Mus et Bos


M0198 - M0199 - M0200
199. Mus et Bos. Opimum bovem resupinatum in stramento arrodere mus coepit et dentibus multa carne densum femur lacerare. At bos primum caput quassabat, et movebat cornua, mox etiam exsiliebat, et circumspicebat, ac vestigabat hostem. Cui mus, de cavernula sua caput exerens, “Quantilla,” inquit, “ego bestiola quantum animal excitare potui.”

taurus et mus

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the colored Steinhowel images. There is even a bit of blood where the mouse is gnawing on that ox!

M0199 = Perry353. Source: Camerarius 280. This is Perry 353. Compare the story of the bull and the gnat, #696.

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