Bewick's Select Fables of Ęsop and Others: In Three Parts to which are Prefixed The Life of Ęsop, and An Essay Upon Fable

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Bickers and Son, Leicester Square, 1886 - Fables - 312 pages

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Page 253 - 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 252 - 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 251 - And what a length of tail behind! How slow its pace! And then its hue, — Who ever saw so fine a blue?
Page xxix - 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 250 - 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 193 - ... 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 256 - 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 251 - I've seen it, sir, as well as you, And must again affirm it blue; At leisure I the beast surveyed Extended in the cooling shade.
Page xxxviii - ... pictoribus atque poetis quidlibet audendi semper fuit aequa potestas.» 10 scimus, et hanc veniam petimusque damusque vicissim; sed non ut placidis coeant immitia, non ut serpentes avibus geminentur, tigribus agni. Inceptis gravibus plerumque et magna professis...
Page 256 - 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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