Monday, September 6, 2010

L'Estrange: Hares, Foxes, and Eagles

There goes an Old Story of a bloody War betwixt the Hares, and the Eagles; and the Hares would fain have drawn the Foxes into their Alliance; but very Frankly and Civilly they gave them this Answer, That they would serve them with all their Hearts, if they did not perfectly understand both the Hares themselves, and the Enemy they were to Cope withal.

There’s no Entering into any League, without well Examining the Faith and Strength of the Parties to’t.

Source: L'Estrange 187.
Lepores et Vulpes

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Medici Aesop images. You can see the rabbit ambassador to the foxes on the left, and the other rabbits facing off against the eagles to the right.

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