Monday, November 21, 2011

Davies: The Captured Weasel

A man had trapp'd a weasel which to drown
He in a water vessel tied it down,
But when she said, "How shamefully my aid
In catching mice and lizards have you paid!"
I own the debt," cried he; "but did not you
Stifle each bird, and rob each dwelling too,
And empty every meat-pot? You shall die!
For I'm more hurt than profited thereby."

Source: Davies: Fables of Babrius = Babrius 27.

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