Friday, September 24, 2010

L'Estrange: A Sheep and a Crow

There was a Crow sat chattering upon the Back of a Sheep: Well! Sirrah, says the Sheep, you durst not ha’ done this to a Dog. Why, I know that, says the Crow, as well as you can tell me, for I have the Wit to consider whom I have to do withal. I can be as quiet as any body with those that are quarrelsome, and I can be as troublesome as another too, when I meet with those that will take it.

‘Tis the Nature and Practice of Drolls and Buffoons, to be insolent toward those that will bear it, and as slavish as others more than their Match.

Source: L'Estrange 70.
cornix et ovis

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the colored Steinhowel images. Thanks to the coloring, you can even see where the poor sheep is bleeding!

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