Thursday, October 28, 2010

L'Estrange: An Ass and a Lion's Skin

There was a Freak took an Ass in the Head, to Scoure abroad upon the Ramble; and away he goes into the Woods, Masquerading up and down in a Lion's Skin. The World was his own for a while, and where-ever he went, Man and Beast fled before him: But he had the Hap in the Conclusion, partly by his Voice, and partly by his Ears, to be Discover'd, and consequently Uncased, well Laugh'd at, and well Cudgell'd for his Pains.

The World abounds in Terrible Fanfarons, in the Masque of Men of Honour: But these Braggadocio's are easy to be detected; for no Counterfeit of any good Quality or Virtue whatsoever will abide the Test.

Source: L'Estrange 224.
Asinus in Pelle Leonis

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