Saturday, August 21, 2010

Illustrated: Calvus et Crines Alieni

M0970 - M0971 - M0972

971. Calvus et Crines Alieni. Subita aura sustulit crines mentitos calvi equo vecti. Comites rident; ipse quoque ridens ait, “Quid mirum est si crines, qui non erant mei, abierunt? Illi enim abierant, qui prius Natura mei fuerant.”

Eques Calvus

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Brant images. The bald man looks very sad in this image; I guess it took him a few moments to think up his witty response!

M0971 = Perry375. Source: Stoddart p. 111. This is Perry 375. Compare the fable of the bird in borrowed feathers, #449.