Monday, July 4, 2011

Image: Apes et Agricola

M0674 - M0675 - M0676
675. Apes et Agricola. Agricola, ictus ab ape, admirabatur ut ex eodem ore succus tam suavis et stimulus tanti doloris exiret. Respondit apes, “Quo beneficentior sum, eo maiori odio prosequor mihi inferentes iniuriam.” Fabula indicat quo magis homines benefici sunt, eo minus iniurias tolerare.

M0675 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 163. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. Compare the story of the satyr who is suspicious of the man who blows hot and cold, #809.