Wednesday, September 15, 2010

L'Estrange: A Wolf, a Lamb and a Goat

As a Lamb was following a Goat, up comes a Wolf, wheedling, to get him aside, and make a Breakfast of him: Why what a Fool art thou, says the Wolf, that may’st have thy Belly full of sweet Milk at Home, to leave thy Mother for a nasty stinking Goat? Well, says the Lamb, but my Mother has plac’d me here for my Security; and you’d fain get me into a Corner to worry me. Pray’e which of the two am I to trust to now?

When there’s the Order of a Parent on the one side, and the Advice of an ill Man, and a profess’d Enemy on the other, in Opposition to that Command; Disobedience would be undoubtedly the ready Way to Destruction.

Source: L'Estrange 60.
Lupus, Agnus et Capra

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M0088 (the version with the wolf is not in Perry)

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