Tuesday, September 14, 2010

L'Estrange: A Stag and a Lyon

A Stag that was close Pursu’d by the Huntsmen, fled for Safety into a Lyon’s Den; and as he was just Expiring under the Paw of the Lyon: Miserable Creature that I am, says he, to fly for Protection from Men, to the most Unmerciful of Beasts.

There are Harder and Gentler Ways, even of Ruin it self; as ‘tis Common we see for Men under a Capital Sentence to Petition even for the Charge of the Death.

Source: L'Estrange 149.
Cervus Venatores Fugiens et Leo

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