Of the man and of the lyon

4.15. De homine et leone
Caxton: Of the man and of the lyon /
Men ought not to byleue the paynture / but the trouthe and the dede / as men may see by this present Fable / Of a man & of a lyon which had stryf to gyder & were in grete discencion for to wete and knowe / whiche of them bothe was more stronger / The man sayd / that he was stronger than the lyon / And for to haue his sayenge veryfyed / he shewed to the lyon a pyctour / where as a man had vyctory ouer a lyon / As the pyctour of Sampson the stronge / Thenne sayd the lyon to the man / yf the lyon coude make pyctour good and trewe / hit had be herin paynted / how the lyon had had vyctorye of the man / but now I shalle shewe to the very and trewe wytnesse therof / The lyon thenne ledde the man to a grete pytte / And there they fought to gyder / But the lyon caste the man in to the pytte / and submytted hym in to his subiection and sayd / Thow man / now knowest thow alle the trouthe / whiche of vs bothe is stronger /
And therfore at the werke is knowen the best and most subtyle werker
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