The Lion Beaten By The Man

: A Hundred Fables Of La Fontaine

A picture once was shown,

In which one man, alone,

Upon the ground had thrown

A lion fully grown.

Much gloried at the sight the rabble.

A lion thus rebuked their babble:--

"That you have got the victory there,

There is no contradiction.

But, gentles, possibly you are

The dupes of easy fiction:

Had we the art of making pictures,

Perhaps our champion had beat yours!"