Sunday, November 20, 2011

Boothby: The Fox and the Lion

Men will become, by habit led,
Familiar with what most they dread.
Fox who had no lions seen,
Met one of a tremendous mien,
And trembling fled. Another day
He look'd again upon the way,
He look'd him in the face: At last
Made him a rev'rence as he past;
Accosted him; and ventur'd near,
As if there nothing was to fear.


Source: Boothby - Aesop 2.32

Vulpes et Leo (De Familiaritate)

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