Thursday, November 4, 2010

L'Estrange: A Lion and a Man.

There was a Controversy started betwixt a Lion and a Man, which was the Braver, and the stronger Creature of the two. Why look ye, says the Man, (after a long Dispute) we'll appeal to that Statue there, and so he shew'd him the Figure of a Man Cut in Stone, with a Lion under his Feet. Well! says the Lion, if We had been brought up to Painting and Carving, as You are, where you have One Lion under the Feet of a Man, you should have had Twenty Men under the Paw of a Lion.

'Tis against the Rules of common Justice for Men to be Judges in their own Case.

Source: L'Estrange 240.
Leo et Statua

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