Thursday, October 14, 2010

Image: Simia et Nucleus

M0110 - M0111 - M0112
111. Simia et Nucleus. Simia libenter comedit nucleum, quia dulcis est, sed, quando gustat de cortice amaritudinem, nucleum interius relinquit et nucem proiicit.

M0111 (not in Perry). Source: Odo, Fable 47. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry was not systematic in his coverage of medieval sources. Compare the story of the foolish boy and the nuts, #966.