Monday, November 1, 2010

Illustrated: Carduelis et Puer

M0506 - M0507 - M0508
507. Carduelis et Puer. Carduelis avis, interrogata a puero, a quo in deliciis habita et suavibus et largis cibis nutrita fuerat, cur cavea egressa regredi nollet. “Ut meo,” inquit, “me arbitratu, non tuo, pascere possim.”


Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the images in Bewick's Select Fables. This image is not for the same fable as the story given here, but it fits nicely!

M0507 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 43. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. For another story about an unhappy pet bird, see #455.