Monday, June 6, 2011

Image: Sanctus Petrus et Rusticus

M0804 - M0805 - M0806

805. Sanctus Petrus et Rusticus. Asinus cuiusdam rustici in fimum cecidit. Rusticus supra herbam discubuit, clamans, “Petre, succurre asino meo.” Petrus percutiens rusticum ait, “Surge, piger, et asino tuo primo appone manum, et coadiuvabo te.”

M0805 (not in Perry). Source: Odo, Parable 164. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry was not systematic in his coverage of medieval sources. Compare the fable about the drowning man and the goddess Minerva, #790.