Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Boothby: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.

The rogue is doubly vile who plies
His trade in honesty's disguise.
A Wolf a straggling Wether slew,
And round himself the sheep-skin threw.
As thus he near the sheep-fold hover'd,
He by the shepherd was discover'd;
Who knew him wolf not sheep to be,
And caught and hang'd him on a tree.

Source: Boothby - Avianus 15.

lupus ovis pelle indutus

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