Sunday, November 20, 2011

Boothby: The Ass, the Ape and the Mole

They who their sorrows most bemoan
May find worse miseries than their own.
An Ass his want of horns bewails;
An Ape that Apes are short of tails;
"What would you say," a Mole replies,
"Were you, like me, depriv'd of eyes?"

Source: Boothby - Aesop 2.42

Asinus, Simius et Talpa

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