G K Chesterton - George Orwell - David Kirk - Samuel Taylor Coleridge - William Shakespeare - Numbers 22:28-31 -
53,557. Fools! For I also had my hour;
One far fierce hour and sweet:
There was a shout about my ears,
And psalms before my feet. G K Chesterton 1874-1936, The Donkey 1900
53,558. He would say that God had given him a tail to keep the flies off, but that he would sooner have had no tail and no flies. George Orwell, Animal Farm
53,559. The entrance into Jerusalem has all the elements of the theatre of the absurd: the poor king; truth comes riding on a donkey; symbolic actions – even parading without a permit! (Jerusalem & Donkey) David Kirk
53,560. Poor little foal of an oppresséd race!
I love the languid patience of thy face. (Donkey & Horse) Samuel Taylor Coleridge, To a Young Ass
97,933. Methought I was enamoured of an ass. (Shakespeare & Donkey) William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, BBC 2016, her to him
53,561. And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?
And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.
And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? Was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.
Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face. (Horse & Angel & Donkey & Miracles) Numbers 22:28-31