Thursday, November 18, 2010

L'Estrange: A Boar Challenges an Ass.

There pass'd some Hard Words betwixt a Boar and an Ass, and a Challenge follow'd upon't. The Boar depended upon his Tusks and computed within himself, that Head to Head the t'other could never be able to Encounter him. So he Advanc'd upon his Adversary: And the Ass, so soon as ever he had him within Distance, turn'd Tayl upon him, and gave him such a Lash over the Chops with his Iron Hoof, that he made him stagger again. The Boar after a little Pause, Recover'd himself. Well, (says he) I was not aware of such an Attack from that End.

No great Enterprize should be Undertaken without considering beforehand the Good or the Ill that may come of it.

Source: L'Estrange 418.
M0151 (not in Perry)

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