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THE present little Volume is intended as a companion to that recently published from German authors, and consists of the best of those Fables which, having in great part descended from the time of Esop and Phædrus, have long been familiar in an English dress, through the popular collections of Dodsley and others.
Considerable care has been bestowed upon the task of selection and revision, and it is presumed
that the two volumes taken together form one of
the most compact and unexceptionable Collections
of Fables hitherto printed in this country.