Monday, January 31, 2011

Image: Hirundo et Turdus


M0487 - M0488 - M0489
488. Hirundo et Turdus. Gloriabatur turdus se amicitiam contraxisse cum hirundine. Cui mater “Stultus es, fili,” inquit, “si credis cum ea posse convivere, cum uterque vestrum diversa soleat appetere loca. Tu enim frigidis, illa tepidis delectatur locis.”



M0488 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 27. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. For another fable about incompatibility, see #863.

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