Saturday, September 25, 2010

L'Estrange: A Man Bit by a Dog

One that was bitten by a Dog, was advised, as the best Remedy in the World, to dip a piece of Bread in the Blood of the Wound, and give it the Dog to eat. Pray hold your Hand a little (says the Man) unless you have a mind to draw all the Dogs in the Town upon me; for that will certainly be the end on’t, when they shall find themselves rewarded instead of punish’d.

Good Nature is a great Misfortune where it is not manag’d with Prudence. Christian Charity, ‘tis true, bids us return Good for Evil; but it does not oblige us yet to reward where we should punish.

Source: L'Estrange 92.
Homo a Cane Morsus

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Medici Aesop images. You can see the man being bitten on the left and then getting advice on the right.

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