Sunday, November 20, 2011

Boothby: The Wolf and the Kid

Cowards most insolent appear
When sure they nothing have to fear.
A Kid, within a fold high wall'd,
A Wolf thief, villain, rascal, call'd;
"I heed not what thou say'st," cried he,
"It is the wall that speaks, not thee."

Source: Boothby - Aesop 1.22

Haedus in Tecto et Lupus

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all J. M. Conde's color Aesop illustrations. I wonder what insults the kid would be hurling at such an elegant wolf!

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