Friday, September 17, 2010

Illustrated: Adolescens Piger


M0967 - M0968 - M0969

968. Adolescens Piger. Cum adolescentis pigritiam culparent socii quod tamdiu in lecto maneret, ridens respondit, “Adsunt enim mihi mane, cum expergiscor, duae muliebri habitu vestitae, Industria et Pigritia. Quarum altera surgere hortatur et aliquid operis facere neque diem in lecto terere; altera, priorem increpans, quiescendum inquit et propter frigus in lecto permanendum neque semper laborandum. Dum hae inter se diu disputant, ego, aequus iudex, audio disputantes. Hinc fit ut surgam tardius, litis finem exspectans.”


(William Mulready, 1807: source)

M0968 (not in Perry). Source: Stoddart p. 127. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog but it is in Poggio Bracciolini, who tells this story of a certain “Bonacius Guasci.”

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