Friday, August 27, 2010

Illustrated: Talpa, Asinus, et Simia


M0187 - M0188 - M0189
188. Talpa, Asinus, et Simia. Asinus et simia, simul aliquando confabulantes, coeperunt de Natura, omnium parente, conqueri: ille quod erga se, illiberalis, cornua non dedisset, suae defensioni necessaria; haec vicissim quod caudam non esset largita, nudis natibus operiendis oportunam. Audiebat talpa colloquentes, ad quos “Tacete,” inquit, “ambo, et cessate murmurare, cum me oculis captam patienter sustinere videtis.”

Asinus, Simius et Talpa

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M0188 (not in Perry). Source: Irenaeus 81. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; it is based on Abstemius 18, and Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. For a fable about the monkey seeking a tail, see #114.

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