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223. MALUS ET PYRUS. (Perry 213)

CUm Malo rixata diu Pyrus arbore formam
Dicitur illius posthabuisse suae.
Hoc audisse Rubum, quem rura propinqua tenebant,
Atque ausum perhibent voce monente loqui:
Heus, ait exclamans, rixis imponite finem,
Hoc ego me fieri praecipiente velim.
Lite solent aliqua cum dissentire potentes,
Vult humilis summum quisque tenere locum.

*** The drawing does not fit the fable. ***


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.