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Phryx Aesopus (Osius, 1574)

92. CANCRI. (Perry 322)

CUR te nate, parens inquit, cui grandior aetas,
Incedente legi non via recta solet?
Huic ait ille, sequi non hoc mi pappule [(perhaps: papulae?)] cessem,
Si facias re, quod voce requiris, idem.
Prava nocent mirè [Reg: mire] natis exempla parentum,
Qui sibi iure putant illa licere sequi.

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.