Within a Meadow, on the way
Title: The MAN and his HORSE.
Primary Text: No MS; 1713 Misc, 258-9.
Secondary Ed: rpt of 1713: 1903 Reynolds, 205-6.
Source: La Fontaine, "Le Veillard et l'ane," VI, 10, 160; also the opening few lines and moral of "Le Cheval S'Etant Voulu Benger du Cerf," IV, 13, 120.
Comment: Finch elaborates two verse paragraphs into homey realistic stanzas, to produce a lively, wry country-pastoral, with sympathy for the horse as a much-abused animal.
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