Sunday, November 20, 2011

Boothby: Fortune and Vice

Fortune and Vice dispute one day.
Which had to punish greater sway.
Says Fortune, "At my sovereign will,
I take all good and give all ill."
"Granted," says Vice, "but without me
None can completely wretched be;
While I, alone, do all you can.
In perfect misery plunge my man."

Source: Boothby - Aesop 2.66

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(not in Mille - not in Perry)

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