Friday, June 10, 2011

Image: Murilegus Candelam Portans


M0397 - M0398 - M0399
398. Murilegus Candelam Portans. Quoniam operarii per totam septimanam in officio sunt ligati, in diebus festis per luxuriam et ebrietatem et alia vitia resolvuntur. Tales similes sunt murilego qui didicit candelam accensam portare. Sed, cum videt murem, lumen relinquit et murem sequitur.



M0398 (not in Perry). Source: Odo, Parable 79. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry was not systematic in his coverage of medieval sources. Compare the fable of the monkeys and the nuts, #125.

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