Saturday, September 25, 2010

Illustrated: Membra et Venter


M0750 - M0751 - M0752

751. Membra et Venter. Membra quondam dicebant ventri, “Nosne te semper ministerio nostro alemus, dum tu summo otio frueris? Hoc non diutius faciemus.” Dum igitur ventri cibum subducunt, corpus debilitatum est, et membra sero invidiae suae paenituit.

Membra et Venter

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M0751 = Perry130. Source: Morris 46. This is Perry 130. For English speakers, this fable is best known from the version found in the opening scene of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. Compare the fable of the snake’s tail, #620.

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