Monday, January 31, 2011

Boothby: The He and She Goats

When the She-goats had beards obtain'd
From Jupiter, the males complain'd
Their dignity was lost: says Jove,
"This need not your displeasure move:
While you superior strength retain,
This vain appearance let them gain."
Learn hence to let another shine
In fortune's gifts: Be virtue thine.

Source: Boothby - Phaedrus 4.14.

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