Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Illustrated: Columba et Cornix


M0514 - M0515 - M0516
515. Columba et Cornix. Columba domestica, singulis mensibus pullos aut ova excludens, de fecunditate sua insolenter gloriabatur, audiente ac vidente de proximo cornicula. Quae non inscite ad eam “Desine, soror,” ait, “gloriari; quanto enim fecundior es, tanto mihi videris infortunatior, aliis pariens, non tibi.”

Columba et Corvus

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M0515 = Perry202. Source: Irenaeus 126. This is Perry 202. For the story of the hen who loses her chicks to her human owners, see #647.

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