Monday, September 27, 2010

Illustrated: Muscae et Mel


M0680 - M0681 - M0682
681. Muscae et Mel. Ad mel, profusum in cella quadam, advolantes, muscae illius dulcissimo succo iucundissime pascebantur. Sed iam saturae, cum avolare vellent, pedibus nitentibus, etiam alis in tenace liquore haerentibus, moriturae, “O miserae,” inquiunt, “quantillus nobis cibus interitum attulit.”

Muscae

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M0681 = Perry080. Source: Dana 28. This is Perry 80. For more about the flies and honey, see #672. See also the fable of the mouse in the soup pot, #201.

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