Sunday, February 20, 2011

Boothby: The Ape and her Young Ones.

An Ape had Cubs; one much she lov'd,
The other small affection prov'd.
Alarm'd, she hears the hunter's cries;
And catching up her darling, flies:
Through fear she stumbl'd o'er some stones
And broke the little favourite's bones;
The other to her back who clung,
Uninjur'd went with her along.
Mothers, beware! the fondl'd child
By too much tenderness is spoil'd;
While those who hardships have endur'd,
To suffer life are best enur'd.

Source: Boothby - Avianus 22.

Simia et Gemelli Eius

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Bennett images, who has a delightful way of imagining the animal characters in human form!
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