Tuesday, October 26, 2010

L'Estrange: A Fisherman and a Little Fish.

As an Angler was at his Sport, he had the Hap to draw up a very little Fish from among the Fry. The poor Wretch begg'd heartily to be thrown in again; for, says he, I'm not come to my Growth yet, and if you'll let me alone 'till I am bigger, your Purchase will turn to a better Account. Well! says the Man, but I'd rather have a little Fish in Possession, than a great One in Reversion.

'Tis Wisdom to take what we may, while 'tis to be had, even if it were but for Morality sake.

Source: L'Estrange 216.
Piscator et Pisciculus

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