The Farmer and the Bull

7.21. De rustico et iuvenco
Caxton: Of the vylayne and of the yonge bole
He whiche is of euylle and shrewd kynde / with grete payne he may chastyse hym self / as it appereth by this fable / Of a vylayne / whiche had a yonge bole / the whiche he myght not bynd / by cause that euer he smote with his hornes / wherfor the vylayne cutte of his hornes / But yet whan he wold haue bound hym / the bole casted his feete fro hym / in suche wyse that he suffred noman to come nyghe hym / And whan the vylayne perceyued the mayce of the bole / he sayd to hym / I shalle chastyse the wel / For I shalle take the in to the bouchers handes / And thenne was the bole wel chastysed /
And thus ought men to doo of the euylle / cursyd & rebelles / whiche doo no thynge but playe with dees and cardes and to ruffule / Suche folke ought men to put in to the handes of the boucher for to lede them to the galhows / For better may no man chastyse them / For with grete payne may he be chastysed / which fleeth alle good werkes ond alle good felauship
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