Wednesday, September 8, 2010

L'Estrange: A Fox and a Lion

A Fox had the hap to fall into the Walk of a Lion, (the first of the kind that he ever saw) and he was ready to drop down at the very Sight of him. He came a-while after to see another, and was frighted still, but nothing to what he was before. It was his Chance, after this, to meet a third Lion, and he had the Courage, then, to accost him, and to make a kind of an Acquaintance with him.

Novelty surprizes us, and we have naturally a Horror for uncouth mishapen Monsters; but ‘tis our Ignorance that staggers us, for upon Custom and Experience all these Bugs grow familiar and easy to us.

Source: L'Estrange 71.
Vulpes et Leo (De Familiaritate)

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