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LESSONS of WORDS of One and Two SYLLABLES.
The FABLE of the DoG and his SHADOW.
A Dog having a good piece of flesh between his teeth, went on the banks of a river, where he efpied his qwn fhadow, and likewife that of the piece of flesh.
He thought it was another dog, that was carrying another piece of flesh; and, as dogs are great gluttons, he wanted to Snatch it from him.
But he was much deceived, and at the fame time defervedly punished; for he let go the piece he had in his mouth, and could not lay hold of that which he wished to have.
Being quite aftonished at the lofs he had at that moment fuftained, he faid; what a fool art thou! hadft thou not been fo gluttonous, thou would'At ftill have had fomething to eat, whereas thou art reduced te faft at this time..