Sunday, November 20, 2011

Boothby: The Eagle and the Crow

The wise well know their force to weigh,
Nor what they cannot do, essay.
A Carrion Crow an Eagle saw
Seize on a lamb with beak and claw.
Conceiving he could better do.
He pounces on a well fed ewe;
But he and not the sheep was caught;
For when to fly with it he sought
His feet entangled in the wool.
The shepherd seiz'd the helpless fool.

Source: Boothby - Aesop 2.8

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