The Camel and Jupiter

7.07. De camelo et Iove
Caxton: Of the camel and of Iupiter
Every creature ought to be content of that / that god hath gyuen to hym withoute to take thenherytaunce of other / As reherceth this fable Of a camel whiche somtyme complayned hym to Iupiter of that the other beestes mocqued hym / by cause that he was not of so grete beaute / as they were of / wherfore to Iupiter Instantly he prayd in suche maner as foloweth / Fayr syre and god / I requyre and praye that thou wylt gyue to me hornes / to thende that I maye be nomore mocqued / Iupiter thenne beganne to lawhe / and in stede of hornes / he took fro hym his erys / and sayd / thow hast more good than hit behoueth to the to haue / And by cause that thow demaundest that / whiche thow oughtest not to haue I haue take fro the that whiche of ryght and kynd thou oughtest to haue /
For none ought not to desyre more than he ought to haue / to the ende that he lese not that whiche he hath /
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