A Fox and a Hare prayed to Jupiter for the benefit each other had: Fox for swiftness and Hare for slyness. Jupiter said each should not covet. Make due.
Do not pray for more than your due.
A fox and a hare presented a petition to Jupiter. The fox pray’d for the hare’s swiftness of foot, and the hare for the fox’s craft, and wilyness of address. Jupiter told them, that since every creature had some advantage or other peculiar to it self, it would not stand with divine justice, that had provided so well for every one in particular, to conferr all upon any one.
The bounties of heaven are in such manner distributed, that every living creature has its share; beside, that to desire things against nature, is effectually to blame the very author of nature it self.