Saturday, October 30, 2010

L'Estrange: An Eele and a Snake.

You and I are so alike, says the Eele to the Snake, that methinks we should be somewhat a-kin; and yet they that persecute me, are afraid of you. What should be the reason of this? Oh (says the Snake) because no body does me an Injury but I make him smart for't.

In all Controversies they come off best that keep their Adversaries in fear of a Revenge.

Source: L'Estrange 271.
Anguilla et Serpens

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