|The Worlds Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes. 1906.|
Vol. XII: German
|By Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (17291781)|
THE RAVEN remarked that the eagle sat thirty days upon her eggs. That, undoubtedly, said she, is the reason why the young of the eagle are so all-seeing and strong. Good! I will do the same.
| And, since then, the raven actually sits thirty days upon her eggs; but, as yet, she has hatched nothing but miserable ravens.|| 2|