Sunday, November 21, 2010

L'Estrange: A Fox and Wolf.

An Unlucky Fox dropt into a Well, and cry'd out for Help: A Wolf overheard him, and looks down to see what the Matter was. Ah, (says Reynard), Pray lend me your Hand Friend, or I'm lost else. Poor Creature! says the Wolf, Why how comes this about? Prithee how long hast thou been here? Thou canst not but be mighty Cold sure. Come, come, this is no Time for Fooling, says the Fox; set me upon Terra Firma first, and then I'll ye the History.

When a Man is in Misery, there must be no Trifling in the Case. 'Tis a Barbarous Humour to stand Bantering out of Season. 'Tis no Time or Place for Raillery, when a Life's at Stake.

Source: L'Estrange 410.
Vulpes in Puteo et Lupus

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