Tuesday, September 14, 2010

L'Estrange: An Ass and the Frogs

An Ass sunk down into a Bog among a Shoal of Frogs, with a Burden of Wood upon his Back, and there he lay, sighing and groaning, as if his Heart would break: Hark ye Friend (says one of the Frogs to him, if you make such a Bus'ness of a Quagmire, when you are but just fall'n into't, what would you do I wonder, if you had been here as long as we have been?

Custom makes Things familiar and easy to us; but everything is best yet in its own Element.

Source: L'Estrange 192.
Asinus et Ranae

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