Sunday, November 6, 2011

Image: Vomeres Duo


M0759 - M0760 - M0761

760. Vomeres Duo. Vomer iacebat, penetrabili rubigine obsitus ut ea paene adesum diceres. Aliquando vomerem alterum, fratrem suum, de massa eadem, opificis eiusdem manu procusum, post labores solitos ex agro reductum adspexit, nitentem et splendidum, et “Unde, frater, quaeso,” inquit, “sic nites, sic splendes?” Ille “Bonum quod vides in me,” ait, “exercitatio id omne mihi dedit.”


M0760 (not in Perry). Source: Desbillons 12.26 (adapted into prose). This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Desbillons cites D’Ardene as his source. Compare the fable of the two horses, #267.

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