Monday, November 21, 2011

Davies: The Ox and the Ass

With a she-ass, best shift his means allow'd
A tiller yoked his only ox, and plough'd.
When these he was preparing to unyoke,
Their work being over, thus the ass bespoke
The ox: "Who carries home the old man's gear?"
"The beast whose wont it is," said he, "'tis clear."

Source: Davies: Fables of Babrius = Babrius 55.

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