Friday, November 19, 2010

L'Estrange: An Ape Judge betwixt a Fox and a Wolf.

A Wolf charges a Fox with a piece of Pilfery. The Fox Denies it. The Ape tryes the Cause, and upon a fair Hearing, Pronounces them both to be Guilty. You (says the Judge to the Wolf), have the Face to Challenge that which you never Lost; and you (says he to the Fox) have the Confidence to Deny that which you have certainly Stoll'n.

When both Plaintiff and Defendant happen to be a Couple of Crafty Knaves, there's Equity against them Both.

Source: L'Estrange 415.
Vulpes et Lupus, et Simius Iudex

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