Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Illustrated: Luscinia, Accipiter, et Auceps


M0538 - M0539 - M0540
539. Luscinia, Accipiter, et Auceps. Accipiter, in nidum lusciniae cum sederet, parvos in illo invenit pullos. Supervenit luscinia et rogabat illum parcere pullis. Ait accipiter, “Faciam quod vis, si mihi bene cantaveris.” Luscinia tamen metu pavebat; denique coacta et dolore plena cantavit. Accipiter qui praedam captaverat ait, “Non bene cantasti.” Apprehenditque unum de pullis eius et devorare coepit. Ex diverso venit auceps et, calamo silenter levato, accipitrem, contracto visco, in terram deiecit. Qui aliis insidiantur, timere debent ne capiantur.

Accipiter, Luscinia et Auceps - Osius

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Osius images. You can ignore the caption; this is another example of the book's publisher trying hard to find illustrations for fables, even if the illustration does not fit.

M0539 = Perry567. Source: Ademar 39. This is Perry 567. For another story about the nightingale and the hawk, see #538. See also the fable of the crow and the dove’s chicks, #514.

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