Friday, August 27, 2010

Illustrated: Ursa et Vulpes


M0129 - M0130 - M0131
130. Ursa et Vulpes. Ursa olim se magnifice iactabat quod prae ceteris animalibus amica hominis esset; eam enim ferunt humanis cadaveribus vesci non solere. Risit vulpes, his auditis, atque ad eam dixit, “O utinam mortuos, non vivos devorares!”

Ursus Superbus et Vulpes

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M0130 = Perry288. Source: De Furia 25. This is Perry 288. Compare the bear rebuking the hypocrisy of the lioness, #8. See also the debate between the crow and the eagle, #433.

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