Saturday, March 5, 2011

Boothby: The Wolf and the Mother

From a lone house, a Wolf on prey
O'erheard an angry Mother say,
"I'll give you, brat, since thus you cry,
To the next Wolf that passes by."
The simple beast an hour or more
Waited with patience at the door,
Expecting on a child to sup.
At last he heard her take it up,
And with a thousand kisses say,
"Now if the Wolf should come this way,
We'll cut his head off in a trice."
This fable serves to give advice
To those who profit hope to prove
From the short jealousies of love.

Source: Boothby - Avianus 1.

Lupus et Nutrix

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