Monday, November 21, 2011

Davies: The Bear and the Fox

A bear for man was boasting fondness rare,
Whose corpse, he urged, he was not wont to tear.
To whom quoth Reynard, "Were the choice my own,
You should tear corpses, but let life alone;
Let none that hurt my life, my death bemoan."

Source: Davies: Fables of Babrius = Babrius 14

Ursus Superbus et Vulpes

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