Monday, December 20, 2010

Boothby: The Dog and his Shadow

Who others' property invade,
With loss of theirs are justly paid.
A Spaniel swimming with his food,
Believ'd his shadow in the flood
A real dog; and while he tries,
Him of his dinner to surprise,
From his loos'd jaws down dropt his own;
And shade and substance both were flown.

Source: Boothby - Phaedrus 1.4.

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