Themistocles,
by Erasmus

The Athenian statesman, is said by Plutarch to have dissuaded the Athenians from throwing off the yoke of taxation by a fable in which a fox will not have the blood-sucking flies removed by a hedgehog, on the grounds that they would only be replaced by other unsatisfied ones.

Note to My Achievements And Attributes which is Part 2 of Folly Speaks from "The Praise Of Folly"

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