Saturday, February 5, 2011

Illustrated: Ceres et Rusticus


M0799 - M0800 - M0801

800. Ceres et Rusticus. Impetraverat a Cerere rusticus quidam, ut triticum absque aristis nasceretur, ne metentium triturantiumque manus laederet. Quod ubi maturuit, a minutis avibus depastum est. Tum rusticus “Quam digna,” inquit, “patior, qui, parvae commoditatis causa, emolumenta quam maxima perdidi.”



M0800 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 2. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. Compare the fable of wishes gone wrong in the story of the farmer and the dwarf, #811.

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