Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others, in Three Parts: I. Fables Extracted from Dodsley's, II. Fables with Reflections in Prose and Verse, III. Fables in Verse

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Bickers & son, 1784 - 312 pages
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Page xxviii - Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
Page 243 - THE tree of deepest root is found Least willing still to quit the ground ; 'Twas therefore said by ancient sages, That love of life increased with years So much, that in our latter stages, When pains grow sharp, and sickness rages, The greatest love of life appears.
Page 242 - I'll eat him." He said : then full before their sight Produced the beast, and lo! — 'twas white. Both stared, the man looked wondrous wise — "My children," the chameleon cries, (Then first the creature found a tongue), "You all are right, and all are wrong: When next you talk of what you view, Think others see as well as you: Nor wonder, if you find that none Prefers your eyesight to his own.
Page 245 - Th' unwelcome messenger of fate Once more before him stood. Half stilled with anger and surprise, ' So soon returned !' old Dobson cries. ' So soon, d'ye call it !' Death replies. ' Surely, my friend, you're but in jest ; Since I was here before 'Tis six-and-thirty years at least, And you are now fourscore.
Page xix - Let school-taught pride dissemble all it can, These little things are great to little man; And wiser he whose sympathetic mind Exults in all the good of all mankind.
Page 240 - OFT has it been my lot to mark A proud, conceited, talking spark, With eyes that hardly served at most To guard their master 'gainst a post ; Yet round the world the blade has been To see whatever could be seen.
Page 182 - Hercules and the Carter. As a clownish fellow was driving his cart along a deep miry lane, the wheels stuck so fast in the clay, that the horses could not draw them out. Upon this he fell a bawling and praying to Hercules to come and help him. Hercules looking down from a cloud, bid him not lie there like an idle rascal as he was, but get up and whip his horses stoutly, and clap his shoulder to the wheel, adding, that this was the only way for him to obtain his assistance.
Page 246 - that at the best, I seldom am a welcome guest; But don't be captious, friend, at least; I little thought you'd still be able To stump about your farm and stable : Your years have run to a great length ; I wish you joy, though, of your strength !" "Hold!" says the farmer; "not so fast! I have been lame these four years past.
Page 77 - DOG, crossing a little rivulet, with a piece of flesh in his mouth, saw his own shadow represented in the clear mirror of the limpid stream ; and believing it to be another dog, who was carrying another piece of flesh, he could not forbear catching at it ; but was so far from getting...
Page 246 - And no great wonder, Death replies; However, you still keep your eyes, And sure to see one's loves and friends, For legs and arms would make amends. Perhaps...

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