Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Image: Pavo et Aquila, Disputantes


M0546 - M0547 - M0548
547. Pavo et Aquila, Disputantes. Aquila se in pulchritudine ceteris avibus praeferebat, cunctis hoc verum esse affirmantibus. Pavo autem secum dicebat, “Non pennae te formosam, sed rostrum et ungues efficiunt, quorum timore nulla ex nobis audet tecum de formositate certare.”



M0547 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 107. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. Compare the fable about the tyranny of the lion, #22.

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