Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Illustrated: Gallina et Ova Serpentis


M0563 - M0564 - M0565
564. Gallina et Ova Serpentis. Gallina reperta ova serpentis coepit studiose incubando fovere ut pullos excluderet. Hoc agentem conspicata, hirundo “Stulta!” inquit; “cur in hoc fetu educando operam ponis, qui eductus in te primum omnium iniuriosus est futurus?”

Gallina et Hirundo

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M0564 = Perry192. Source: Camerarius 116. This is Perry 192. Compare the story of the man who took pity on a snake, #622.

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