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241. DE ARBORE ET CUNEIS. (Perry 303)

IN silvis nodosa viro cui caeditur arbos [Reg: arbor] ,
Hinc cuneos findi possit ut illa, facit.
Ingemit unde graves haec tum testata dolores,
Et querulis utens vocibus arbor ait:
Non doleo tam, sim quod acutam passa securim,
Quam cuneos partem corporis esse mei?
Plus aliis nostri nos laedere saepius audent,
Omnibus hoc damnis tristius esse solet.

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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.