Wednesday, December 15, 2010

L'Estrange: The Owl and the Sun.

There was a Pinking Owl once upon a very Bright and a Glorious Morning, that sate Sputtering at the Sun, and ask'd him what he meant to stand Staring her in the Eyes at that Rate. Well, says the Sun, but if your Eyes will not bear the Light, what's your Quarrel to my Beams that Shed it? Do you think it a Reasonable Thing that the whole World should be Depriv'd of the Greatest Blessing in Nature, to Gratifie the Folly, the Arrogance and the Infirmity of One Sot?

There is nothing so Excellent, or so Faultless, but Envy and Detraction will find somewhat to say against it.

Source: L'Estrange 434.
M0464 (not in Perry)

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