Monday, November 21, 2011

Davies: The Lizard

'Tis said a lizard burst its back in twain
In vain attempts a dragon's size t'attain.
Hurt to thyself will be thy certain fate,
If men far higher thou shouldst imitate.

Source: Davies: Fables of Babrius = Babrius 41.

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(not in Mille - Perry371)

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