Sunday, February 13, 2011

Boothby: The Dog in the Manger

A Mastiff in a stable lay,
Couch'd on a manger full of hay.
When any thing drew near to eat,
He quickly forc'd it to retreat.
An Ox then cried, "detested creature,
How vile is thy malignant nature,
Which will not others let enjoy
That which thou never canst employ!"

Source: Boothby - Avianus 28.

Canis in Praesepi

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