Thursday, December 16, 2010

L'Estrange: A Wolf turn'd Shepherd.

There was a Crafty Wolf that Dress'd himself up like a Shepherd, with his Crook, and all his Trade about him, to the very Pipe and Posture. This Masquerade succeeded so well with him, that in the Dead of the Night once, when the Men and their Dogs were all fast Asleep, he would be offering at the Shepherd's Voice and Call too: But there was somewhat of a howle in the Tone, that the Country presently took an Alarm at, and so they fell in upon him in his Disguise; when he was so Shackled and Hamper'd, that he could neither Fight nor Fly.

'Tis the highest Pitch of a Public Calamity, when the People are Worry'd and Seduc'd by those that should Protect and instruct them. No Impostor is so Exquisite, as not to lye open some way or other to a Discovery.


Source: L'Estrange 395.
Lupus Pastor

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