Saturday, August 21, 2010

Illustrated: Rusticus de Arbore Delapsus


M0822 - M0823 - M0824

823. Rusticus de Arbore Delapsus. Qui in arborem ascenderat rusticus, de illa delapsus, graviter femur dextrum laesit. Huic alius forte praeteriens se consilium daturum dixit, quo usus numquam de arbore caderet. “Utinam,” inquit ille, “ante casum meum dedisses, sed profuerit tamen etiam in posterum; dic igitur.” Tum ille alter “Cave,” inquit, “ne velocius terram repetas unde ascendisti quam in arborem ipsam evaseris.” Fabula docet saepe cunctationem et moram esse laudabile.

De Arbore Descendens

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Brant images. Luckily, the man who has fallen from the tree does not seem too bad off!

M0823 (not in Perry). Source: Camerarius 187. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog. The story is told by Poggio about a certain “Minacius” giving advice to a man who has fallen from a chestnut tree. Compare the story of the old woman climbing a tree, #812.

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