Friday, March 4, 2011

Boothby: The Bald Knight.

A Certain Knight, depriv'd of hairs,
The loss with periwig repairs.
A gust of wind, one stormy day,
Blew hat and periwig away.
The people laught, his pate to see,
And none more heartily than he;
"Since my own hair I lost," he said,
"That borrow'd from another's head,
Was never likely to remain."
Better to laugh than to complain,
Of what to attempt a cure were vain.

Source: Boothby - Avianus 13.

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Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Brant images. The bald man looks very sad in this image; I guess it took him a few moments to think up his witty response!

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