Thursday, February 24, 2011

Boothby: The Lion and the Man.

Lion and Man, on some pretence,
Disputed for pre-eminence.
In marble wrought, the latter show'd
A man who o'er a lion strode.
"If that be all," the beast replied,
"A lion on a man astride,
You soon assuredly would view,
The sculptor's art if lions knew."
Each nation would the rest excel,
If their own tale allow'd to tell.

Source: Boothby - Avianus 14.

Leo et Statua

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M0013 Perry284

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