Sunday, November 7, 2010

Image: Equus et Asinus, Pugnantes


M0258 - M0259 - M0260
259. Equus et Asinus, Pugnantes. Equus, odio instinctus, asinum calcibus infestis petivit et vulnere gravi afflixit. At in medio ictu ipse sibi inflixit malefacti poenam: dissoluta enim cartilagine, tibiarum alteram luxavit ita ut, dolorem saevientem non ferens, coactus fuerit, non sine aegro luctu, artus languidos humi deponere. Quem videns, “Ego male valebam,” inquit asinus, “sed mihi iam incipit nunc bene esse, cum sic iaces.” Laeso doloris remedium est inimici dolor.

Equus Superbus et Asinus

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Tenniel-Wolf images. This is an illustration for a different fable, but it suits this one, too.

M0259 (not in Perry). Source: Desbillons 1.23 (adapted into prose). This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; it appears original to Desbillons, as he cites no source. For another fable about seeing your enemy defeated, see #494 or #595.


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