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71. MUSTELA. (Perry 511)

IAM Mustela suis languens et tardior annis,
Non potis, ut Mures assequeretur, erat.
Ergo quaerendi praedas excogitat artem,
Muribus hac utens insidiata fuit.
Frumenti furtim sese implicat illa maniplo,
Hac conata cibos fraude parare latet.
Huc fruges quoniam veniunt arrodere Mures,
Incautos nullo pene labore capit.
Cum te deficiunt imbelli corpore vires,
Consilio prudens utere, cedet opus.

This image is shown with Fable 8 and Fable 132, which it does not fit.

*** The drawing does not fit the fable. ***
This looks like an illustration for Perry 293.

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.