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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Jupiter and the Monkey
By Babrius (c. Second Century A.D.)
 
Translation of James Davies

A BABY-SHOW with prizes Jove decreed
For all the beasts, and gave the choice due heed.
A monkey-mother came among the rest;
A naked, snub-nosed pug upon her breast
She bore, in mother’s fashion. At the sight        5
Assembled gods were moved to laugh outright.
Said she, “Jove knoweth where his prize will fall!
I know my child’s the beauty of them all.”
 
THIS fable will a general law attest,
That each one deems that what’s his own, is best.        10
 
 
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