Philosophers like Fortune-tellers thrive,/ Those by false notions, these false flateries live, / And those as oft true vertue do mistake, / As these false auguries, and predictions make.
Etching. Sheet 250 x 170mm (9¾ x 6¾"). Trimmed within plate on three sides, paper toned.
Aesop being beaten by Xanthus for saying he had seen two crows, when only one was in sight. One of thirty-two illustrations to the 2nd edition of 1687 of Barlow's Aesop, showing scenes from his life. Aesop began life as a slave in Samos, owned by Xanthus.
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