Thursday, October 14, 2010

Image: Simia et Nucleus


M0110 - M0111 - M0112
111. Simia et Nucleus. Simia libenter comedit nucleum, quia dulcis est, sed, quando gustat de cortice amaritudinem, nucleum interius relinquit et nucem proiicit.



M0111 (not in Perry). Source: Odo, Fable 47. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry was not systematic in his coverage of medieval sources. Compare the story of the foolish boy and the nuts, #966.

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