Fabeln über Tiere und Menschen
This sturdy little volume is straightforward. It begins its fables with WS on the page after the title-page. There is no T of C or list of sources. Often a fabulist is cited after a particular fable: the most frequently cited seem to be Aesop, La Fontaine, Pfeffel, Gellert, Lessing, and Hagedorn. Also occasionally there are reproductions of illustrations from Grandville. Almost all the fables are in verse. For fun I tried Die Beratschlagung der Pferde by Gleim (21). A young horse gives an impassioned speech calling his horse brothers to rise up and claim their supremacy over the weak being that is humanity. A wise older horse points out that all the rational organization of horses' lives--their protection, their food, their rest--comes from humans. The horses return to their stalls. How nice of Fräulein Schrode to think of me with this gift!
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