Thursday, November 4, 2010

L'Estrange: An Ape and her Two Brats.

There was an Ape that had Twins. She doted upon one of them, and did not much care for t'other. She took a sudden Fright once, and in a Hurry whips up her Darling under her Arm, and carries the Other a Pick-a-pack upon her Shoulders. In this haste and maze, down she comes, and beats out her Favourite's Brains against a Stone; but that which she had at her Back came off safe and sound.

Fondlings are commonly unfortunate.

Source: L'Estrange 248.
Simia et Gemelli Eius

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