The Ass Carrying Relics (French Folk Tale)

Folk Tales, French Folk Tales3282

An ass, with relics for his load,

Supposed the worship on the road

Meant for himself alone,

And took on lofty airs,

Receiving as his own

The incense and the prayers.

Some one, who saw his great mistake,

Cried, “Master Donkey, do not make

Yourself so big a fool.

Not you they worship, but your pack;

They praise the idols on your back,

And count yourself a paltry tool.”

“Tis thus a brainless magistrate

Is honour”d for his robe of state.

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