The Lion and the Ass

1.21. THE LION AND THE ASS. A total neglect is the best return the generous can make to the scurrility of the base.
A conceited Ass had once the impertinence to bray forth some contemptuous speeches against the Lion. The suddenness of the insult at first raised some emotions of wrath in his breast; but turning his head, and perceiving from whence it came, they immediately subsided, and he very sedately walked on, without deigning to honour the contemptible creature even so much as with an angry word. [more info]

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