In vaine the learned do their knowledge boast, Witt is not allways gain'd, by reading most, Women do oft those hights of Glory reach, Which even the scooles, have wanted power to teach. 20.
A very rare etching. 240 x 160mm (9½ x 6¼"). Cut and laid; tear to upper left corner.
Aesop interpreting to the Samians the portent of the eagle and the public ring; Xanthus presenting Aesop to the rulers of Samos who are seated at a table on a raised platform; in the background buildings, above which flies the eagle with the ring in its beak. Plate 20, one of thirty-two illustrations to the 2nd edition of 1687 of Barlow's Aesop, showing scenes from the life of Aesop.
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