Sunday, November 20, 2011

Boothby: The Sow and the Wolf

Put no reliance on a creature
Of savage and deceitful nature.
A Sow had laid her new-born race
Safe in a well-defended place.
A Wolf, as nurse, an offer made
The mother in the straw to aid.
" Thanks for your kindness," says the Sow,
"Your help we do not need just now;
What most obliging you can do,
Far from this quarter is to go."

Source: Boothby - Aesop 1.36

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