“Similitudes of men”*

Posted by jlubans on March 06, 2018

Caption: Andrew Lang, the Scottish poet.

Here is a memorable quatrain from his poem about Aesop published in 1896:
And in the lion or the frog---
In all the life of moor and fen,
In ass and peacock, stork and log,
He read similitudes of men.”

Andrew Lang was born in Scotland in 1844 and died 1912.
Since I have been working with Aesopian fable since late 2010, I found his brief poem especially insightful. Is not reading similitudes of humankind one of life's requirments?

*Source: Thomas Newbigging. “Fables and Fabulists: Ancient and Modern.” 1896

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