A Century of New Fables

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Printed, and sold by J. Wilford, 1732 - Fables, French - 396 pages
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Page 113 - few with Satiety of Pleafures. Ye Gods ! and is there then no eafy Condition to be had ? fays our difcontented Seeker. But why do 1 complain now I think on it? What I have already does not weigh near fo heavy as this. Labour and Toil, and racking of the Brains, and profound Thinking, a
Page 41 - its Beauties are perhaps more difficult to find out than thofe of the elevated: This by a great deal is not fo liable to offend as the other. We perceive Things much better in a Language remote from the vulgar Language, than we do in it, if one has made a happy Choice for the
Page 36 - Gods, Genii, and Men ; make Plants and Animals fpeak ; make Perfons of Vices and Virtues; and animate, as we have Occafion for them, every Species of Beings. So that, if there is a Neceffity for it, the Spring may complain againft its Stream ; the File laugh at the Serpent; the Earthen and Iron Pot
Page 367 - or rather Palaces, kept a noble Table,' where was' Luxury in Perfection, a great Equipage, and abundance of Footmen. The Scholar, on the other Hand, fucceeded his Father in Office and Eftate, married a fine Lady, by whom he had feveral Children. Time ran on, and they grew up
Page 63 - if not for the Merit of his Fables, at lea ft for their Fame and Renown ; and as he is an Inventor, we muft not have that Efteem for him as for thofe who have been guided by Models : However, the Merit of Invention makes always amends for a great many Faults. He governed
Page 318 - is this ? What can I gather from it ? Shall I be then a Goddefs at laft ? And why not ? Perhaps it may be fo. By all thefe Honours they do one, one would think fo, and fo I will. She was now juft got into the "Temple when there were new Honours, and
Page 53 - Force of beholding with Satisfaction and Pleafure with what nice Behaviour and Deportment polite and well bred Men approach each other, one may arrive at that general Politenefs, which is nothing but a quick and ready Sentiment of Civilities, and which every one differently makes ufe of, according to his Humour and perfonal
Page 69 - I would now premife fomewhat to the Publick in .relation to this prefent Work; but it does not belong to me to teach them what Opinion they ought to entertain of my Fables; on the contrary, it is their Judgment will teach me what I ought to think of them my felf. I
Page 214 - Man is a Creature favoured with Science ; the wifeft and moft difcreet of other Animals go to School to him ; he knows much more than we do; and, in reality, to live with him is to become fb much the more Polite and Genteel. dation have you for that Reproach ? And in what
Page 34 - in a Species fo near our own, that to make them like us would require fcarce any Thing elfe but to furnifh them with the Power of Talking. Every Thing they do carries with it fuch an Air of Underftanding, that it has in all Times been judged that they had Knowledge. Nothing but bold intrepid

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