The Wolf and the Lamb
Hand-coloured wood engraving by Joseph Swain.
11 x 9 inches.
Charles Bennett, The Fables of Aesop, p.13.
The moral of the story is: ‘If you have made up your mind to hang your dog, any rope will do’ (p.12). The illustration shows the wolf, who will eat the lamb whatever the victim says; violence is the only end and purpose. [continued below].
Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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