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190. THUNNUS ET DELPHINUS. (Perry 113)

DElphinum fugiens, qui sese pone fatigat,
Thunnus agi praeceps coeperat inter aquas.
Maximus in terram sic ut ferat impetus ambos,
Delphino moriens hinc ita Thunnus ait:
Ergo cum pereas uno discrimine mecum,
Non mea nunc adeo mors mihi tristis erit.
Te necis auctorem nostrae quia mutua perdunt
Fata, mori tecum promptior esse velim.
Qui fert immerito mala, tum patientior herum est,
Auctores pariter cum videt illa pati.

*** The drawing does not fit the fable. ***
This image also appears at Fable 209, where it fits better.


Phryx Aesopus Habitu Poetico, by Hieronymus Osius, 1574 (artist not identified). Available online at the University of Mannheim. This book clearly recycles a set of images from another book of Aesop's fables. In some cases, the illustration does not match the fable shown, and in some cases I have not been able to identify what fable a given illustration is supposed to illustrate.