Abstemius's Fables (Sir Roger L'Estrange)
293. (Abstemius 41) A Spaniel and a Sow.
I wonder (says a Sow to a Spaniel) how you can Fawn thus upon a Master that gives you so many Blows, and Twinges by the Ears. Well (says the Dog), but then set the good Bits, and the good Words he gives me, against those Blows and Twinges, and I'm the Gainer by the Bargain.
He that will live Happily in This World, must resolve to take the Good and the Bad thankfully and contentedly one with an other.
Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists: Abstemius's Fables by Sir Roger L'Estrange. Available online at Google Books.