Friday, December 9, 2011

Image: Olea et Malus


M0713 - M0714 - M0715

714. Olea et Malus. Malus arbor oleam irridebat quod exiguas procreasset baccas, cum ipsa et ingentia et quae vix sui rami ferrent mala produxisset. Sed vehementi extorto vento, cum pomorum onere, tum vi turbinis, et poma fere cuncta ceciderunt et rami confracti sunt; olea autem illaesa permansit. Tunc secum malus “Quanto,” inquit, “melius mihi fuisset minores fetus edidisse.”



M0714 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 181. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. Compare the fable of the partridges and their broods, #529.

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