Monday, November 21, 2011

Davies: The Dog and the Cook

High feast a cit was holding at the end
Of sacrifice. His house dog ask'd a friend
Whom he had met to come and share his meal.
He came. The cook upraised him by the heel
And toss'd him o'er the wall into the street,
Whom when each dog did with the question greet, "What cheer?" he said, "What more could be desired, When I scarce know by what way I retired?"

Source: Davies: Fables of Babrius = Babrius 42.

Canis et Coquus

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Tenniel-Wolf images. What a great illustration: you can see the friendly dog of the house who issued the invitation up there in the window with the cook!

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