Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Image: Olitor et Plantae Silvestres


M0836 - M0837 - M0838

837. Olitor et Plantae Silvestres. Olitorem quidam, cum videret irrigare olera, rogavit quomodo accideret ut gramina silvestria nec plantata nec culta maturescerent; quae vero homines sevissent, saepius arescerent. “Silvestres,” respondet olitor, “plantae sola Dei providentia curantur; mansuetae autem hominum manibus coluntur.”



M0837 = Perry119. Source: Syntipas 32 (translated into Latin). This is Perry 119. Compare the fable of the goatherd and the wild goats, #319.

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