Sunday, August 22, 2010

Illustrated: Olor et Anseres


M0532 - M0533 - M0534
533. Olor et Anseres. Pecuniosus quidam, qui anseres haberet domi, emit et olorem, et inter illos aluit; audierat enim suavissimum esse cantum olorinum. Cum autem vellet ad epulas iugulare nocte quadam anserem, ideo enim alebantur, forte cepit olorem, quod tenebrae discrimen inter hunc et illos fieri nullum sinerent. At olor carmen dulcissimum, quod aiunt illos facere solere ubi instare mortem sentiant, accinit, atque ita cognitus servatur. Commendat fabula doctrinam et in primis musica studia, quibus etiam mors ipsa saepe avertatur.

Cygnus et Coquus

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Billinghurst images. The fable supposedly takes place at night, but of course nighttime is not very congenial for the artist's medium!

M0533 = Perry399. Source: Camerarius 73. This is Perry 399. For another fable about the swan and its song, see #537.

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