Select Fables of Aesop and Other Fabulists: In Three Books

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J. Brambles, 1809 - Conduct of life - 228 pages
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Page 4 - 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 90 - I cannot fail of having money enough to purchase a new gown. Green — let me consider, yes, green becomes my complexion best, and green it shall be. In this dress I will go to the fair, where all the young fellows will...
Page 13 - I am very glad, said she, smiling, that you seem to have so good an appetite ; I hope you will make as hearty a dinner at my table, as I did, the other day, at yours.
Page 151 - The philosopher, on the other hand, sipped a little with caution, but, being suspicious of danger, flew off to fruits and flowers, where, by the moderation of his meals, he improved his relish for the true enjoyment of them. In the evening, however, he called upon his friend, to inquire whether he would return to the hive ; but he found him surfeited in sweets, which he was as unable to leave as to enjoy. Clogged in his wings, enfeebled in his feet, and his whole frame...
Page 84 - at the rate you move, you will probably be dried up before you advance much farther ; whereas, for...
Page 62 - But neither able to move her prey, nor to disentangle her feet, she was taken by the shepherd, and carried away for his children to play with ; who eagerly enquiring what bird it was : — An hour ago...
Page 74 - Miller stood corrected, and immediately took his Son up behind him. And now the next man they met exclaimed with more vehemence and indignation than all the rest — Was there ever such a couple of lazy boobies ! to overload in so unconscionable a manner, a poor dumb creature, who is far less able to carry them than they are to carry him...
Page 105 - And are you not afraid of trusting yourself to an element that has proved thus fatal to your family?" "Afraid? by no means ; why, we must all die : is not your father dead ?"
Page 100 - ... jovial countenance : she was attended on one hand, by a troop of cooks and bacchanals ; and on the other, by a train of wanton youths and damsels, who danced, half naked, to the softest musical instruments ; her name was INTEMPERANCE. She waved her hand, and thus addressed the...

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