Thursday, November 4, 2010

L'Estrange: A Bull and a Mouse.

A Mouse pinch'd a Bull by the Foot, and then slunk into her Hole. The Bull tears up the Ground upon't, and tosses his Head in the Air, looking about, in a Rage, for his Enemy, but sees none. As he was in the height of his Fury, the Mouse puts out her Head, and laughs at him. Your Pride (says she) may be brought down I see, for all your Blustering, and your Horns; for here's a poor Mouse has got the better of ye, and you do not know how to help your self.

There's no such Way of revenging an Affront upon a Creature that's below an Honest Man's Anger, as Neglect and Contempt.

Source: L'Estrange 245.
taurus et mus

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the colored Steinhowel images. There is even a bit of blood where the mouse is gnawing on that ox!

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