Friday, October 29, 2010

L'Estrange: Two Pots.

There were Two Pots that stood near one another by the Side of a River, the One of Brass, and the Other of Clay. The Water overflow'd the Banks, and carry'd them both away; the Earthen Vessel kept Aloof from t'other, as much as possible. Fear nothing, says the Brass Pot, I'll do you no Hurt: No, no, says t'other, not willingly; but if we should happen to knock by Chance, 'twould be the same Thing to me: So that You and I shall never do well together.

Unequal Fellowships and Alliance are dangerous. Not but that Great and Small, Hard and Brittle, Rich and Poor, may sort well enough together so long as the good Humour lasts, but wherever there are Men, there will be Clashing sometime or other, and a Knock or a Contest spoils all.

Source: L'Estrange 229.
Ollae Duae

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Milo Winter images.Here we see the pots strolling along instead of being carried away in the flood, as in the story.

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