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99. CRINES ALIENI. (Perry 375)

EST cui calvities, alienis crinibus uti
Incipit, hoc utens ornat honore caput.
Quos tamen huic orti vis maxima turbinis aufert,
Hos deturbari quae violenta facit.
Calvities iterum sic huic manifesta relinqui
Coepit, et orbari crinibus omne caput.
Quod Cum riderent alii, quibus obvius ibat,
Ora tuens horum sustinet illa loqui:
An, mea quae non sunt, ea mirum demere ventos,
Ablatisque mali nil quibus ipse fero?
Prudentes nil pene movet iactura bonorum,
Quae data fortunae munere nempe tenent.

*** The drawing does not fit the fable. ***
This is an illustration for Perry 525.


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.