The Humble Lion

Friday, July 22, 2005

'Tis bad at master's court to lie, bad the truth to tell.

Lion, intent on showing all that he was humble,

Called for open reproaches. Said the fox: "Your great vice

Is that you're too kind, too gracious, excessively nice."

The sheep, seeing lion pleased by fox's rebuke, said:

"You are a cruel, voracious tyrant." — and she was dead.