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The Morall Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian The subtle and ambiguous way in which Henryson adapted and juxtaposed material from a diversity of sources in the tradition and exploited anthropomorphic conventions to blend human characteristics with animal observation both worked within, and pushed the bounds of, standard practice in the common medieval art of fable re-telling. Henryson fully exploited the fluid aspects of the tradition to produce an unusually sophisticated moral narrative, unique of its kind, making high art of an otherwise conventional genre.
The Morall Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian Fable stories were a common trope in medieval and renaissance literature. They were told with the didactic intent of drawing moral lessons which could be either secular or spiritual. Many different versions of the stories were created but writers frequently followed understood conventions. One such convention was the inclusion of the didactic moral lesson in a moralitas (plural "moralitates") inserted after the fable. Henryson follows and develops this convention.
The Morall Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian In addition, 4 stanzas near the beginning of the first half (#53-#56) and 3 stanzas towards the end of the second half (#417-#419) are composed in the eight-line ballade form, instead of the seven-line rhyme royal in which the rest of the cycle is written (without further exception). This means, in effect, the poem has an "extra" seven lines (or the equivalent of one more "hidden" rhyme royal stanza) distributed across its two halves — 4 lines in the first, 3 lines in the second. The line count for the three principal divisions of the structure therefore comes out as:
The Morall Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian In contrast to more traditional portraits of Aesop as hunchbacked, this dream-vision version presents him as able-bodied. He is first met emerging "sturdily" from out of a "schaw" and immediately described as one of the "fairest" men the narrator has "ever" seen. A two-stanza portrait gives a detailed description of his appearance:
The Morall Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian "His chymmeris wes of chambelate purpour broun,
The Morall Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian Fable translation was a standard classroom exercise in medieval Europe and the principal source for this was the Latin "verse Romulus". Henryson's opening argument is, indeed, an expanded and re-orchestrated "translation" of the argument in the opening prologue of the "Romulus" text, but even from the start the poet far exceeds his commonplace "commission". He expands the unremarkable classroom material with an unusual degree of refinement, invention and cognisance, establishes a mature and personalised relationship with the reader, highlights Aesop's uncomfortably human context and hints at ambiguities. The prolog immediately foreshadows methods that the rest of the cycle will further develop.
The Morall Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian In context, "Fabill 2" sets a standard for free narrative improvisation, coupled with close control and subtlety of inference, that will be sustained for the remainder of the larger cycle. At this point the adaptation is conservative, but other tales (e.g. "Fabill 6") will make far less straightforward use of Aesop.
The Morall Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian In Henryson's day, the wolf was still a native creature to Scotland.
The Morall Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian The overall structure of the "Morall Fabillis" is symmetrical, with seven stories modelled on fables from Aesop (from the elegiac Romulus manuscripts, medieval Europe's standard fable text, written in Latin), interspersed by six others in two groups of three drawn from the more profane beast epic tradition. All the expansions are rich, wry and highly developed. The central poem of the cycle takes the form of a dream vision in which the narrator meets Aesop in person. Aesop tells the fable "The Lion and the Mouse" within the dream, and the structure of the poem is contrived so that this fable occupies the precise central position of the work.
The Morall Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian The table below outlines the stanza count for each of the thirteen Fabillis in order. All thirteen of the fabillis has a "taill" (tale) and a "moralitas". Four of the fabillis also have a "prolog". The number of stanzas in each of these structural sections, as they apply, is shown in the table.