Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Boothby: The Crow and the Pitcher.

Patience and ingenuity
The want of natural means supply.
A thirsty Crow some water found,
But in a vessel so profound,
That with her neck at utmost stretch,
A single drop she could not reach.
Then stones she in the pitcher places,
Which to the top the water raises;
And by this innocent device
Her thirst at leisure satisfies.

Source: Boothby - Avianus 16.

Cornix et Urna

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