Thursday, December 1, 2011

Image: Servus Nihil Faciens


M0954 - M0955 - M0956

955. Servus Nihil Faciens. Vir quidam verberibus castigabat servum maxime ob pigritiam. Hic clamare coepit, “Cur me verberas? Nihil enim feci.” At “Propter id ipsum,” respondit herus, “te verbero, quod nihil fecisti.”



M0955 (not in Perry). Source: Heidelberg 27. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog. Compare the excuses made by a lazy young man, #968.

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