Friday, September 17, 2010

Herford: The Dog in the Manger

A selfish Dog used for his bed
The manger where the Oxen fed,
And while he could not eat the hay
Himself, by growling, drove away
The hungry Oxen. Now, although
That Dog died centuries ago,
His evil name will never be
Forgotten. For when people see
Such selfishness as his, they say,
"Dog in the manger," to this day.
And of such creatures there are more
That go on two legs than on four!

Source: Herford Aesop 27.
Canis in Praesepi

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