Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Boothby: The Hares Weary of Life

Those who are ready to despair,
May from example learn to bear.
The Hares as in their forms they lay,
Some noise alarm'd; with dire dismay,
Weary to live in constant dread,
They think it better to be dead;
And to a neighbouring lake repair,
To end at once their terrors there.
The frogs leap trembling from the side,
In the green pool their heads to hide.
"These," says a Hare, "fear more than we;
Come, then, as patient let us be."

Source: Boothby - Gudius 2.

Lepores et Ranae

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