Sunday, November 7, 2010

Illustrated: Poeta et Agricola

M0866 - M0867 - M0868

867. Poeta et Agricola. Agricola quidam, ad poetam accedens cuius agros colebat, cum eum inter libros solum offendisset, interrogavit eum quo pacto ita solus vivere posset. Cui ille “Solus,” inquit, “tantum esse coepi, postquam te huc contulisti.”

Philosophus et Petulans

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M0867 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 75. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. Compare the fable of the swans and their solitude, #537.

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