Which, worshiped by the stupid throng,
He thought 'twas him they thus respected.
With stately step and ears erected,
As pleas'd he star'd about, the guide
Drubb'd with a stick his dusty hide,
Crying, "March, idiot! Don't you see
Thy load they kneel to, not to thee!"
Source: Boothby - Aesop 1.33
Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Billinghurst images. In the ancient world, the donkey was usually carrying an image of Isis, but here the story has been adapted to a Christian context!