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Page 181 - Then said all the trees unto the bramble, Come thou, and reign over us. And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow : and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.
Page 189 - It is no more than justice, quoth the Farmer, to be sure : But, what did I say ? — I mistake. It is your bull that has killed one of my oxen. Indeed ! says the Lawyer ; that alters the case : I must inquire into the affair ; and if — And IF ! said the Farmer — the business, I find, would have been concluded without an IF, had you been as ready to do justice to others as to exact it from them.
Page 193 - I beseech you, friends,' replied the monkey ; ' we owe justice to ourselves as well as to you ; what remains is due to me in right of my office.
Page 185 - ... the water which I am drinking ? The poor Lamb, all trembling, replies, How, I beseech you, can that possibly be the case, since the current sets from you to me ? Disconcerted by the force of truth, he changes the accusation. Six months ago, says he, you vilely slandered me. Impossible, returns the Lamb, for I was not then born.
Page 189 - Thou art a very honeft fellow, replied the Lawyer, and wilt not think it unreafonable, that I expedl one of thy oxen in return.
Page 181 - God had placed them, met together to choofe and to anoint a king ever them : and they faid to the Olive-tree, Reign thou over us. But the Olive-tree faid unto, them, Shall I quit my fatnefs wherewith God and man is honoured, to difquiet myfelf with the cares of government, and to rule over the trees ? And they faid unto the Fig-tree, Come thou, and reign over us.
Page 175 - ... and Feet, set forth how hard and unreasonable it was that the fruits of their labour should be squandered away upon the insatiable cravings of a fat and indolent Paunch, which was entirely useless, and unable to do anything towards helping himself.
Page 201 - Sun, and fo f.om time to time cleared away thofe fpots which they are perpetually forming, and which would otherwife wholly obfcure and incruftate its face; or whether it might not feed on the folid fubftance of the orb itfelf, which by this means, together with the conftant expence of light, muft foon be exhaufted and confumed ; or whether he was not now and then fupplied by the falling of fome eccentric Comet into the Sun. However this might...
Page 201 - ... He calculated the magnitude of this extraordinary animal, and found that he covered about two fquare degrees of the Sun's furface; that placed upon the earth he would fpread over half one hemifphere of it; and that he was feven or eight times as big as the Moon. But what was moft...