Let every Man make a true Measure of himself, what he is able to do, and what not, before he comes to any peremptory Resolution how to proceed. He is a Madman, that to avoid a present and less Evil, runs blindfold into a greater; and for the gratifying of a froward Humour, makes himself a Slave all the Days of his Life.
Source: L'Estrange 57.
Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Brant images. I really like the way the artist conveys how intense the conflict was between the stag and the horse! The stag is really pushing the horse into an alliance with the man, at such a high cost to the horse.