Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Illustrated: Ulmea Trabs et Boves


M0722 - M0723 - M0724

723. Ulmea Trabs et Boves. Trabs ulmea de bobus conquerebatur, dicens, “Ingrati, ego multo tempore meis vos frondibus alui; vos vero me nutricem vestram per saxa et luta trahitis.” Cui boves, “Gemitus suspiriaque nostra et stimulus quo pungimur te docere possunt quod te trahamus inviti.” Ignovit trabs. Haec nos docet fabula ne in eos excandescamus, qui non sua sponte nos laedunt.

Boves et Trabes

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M0723 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 11. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. Compare the fable of the wood rebuking the oxen for being lazy, #288.

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