Select Fables of Esop and Other Fabulists. In Three Books

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Luke Hansard, near Lincoln's-Inn Fields, 1805 - Conduct of life - 186 pages

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Page 61 - ... able to carry them than they are to carry him ! The complying Old man would have been half inclined to make the trial, ha.d not experience by this time fufficiently convinced him, that there cannot be a more fruitlefs attempt, than.
Page 46 - Mountebank grunts away first, and calls forth the greatest clapping and applause. Then the Countryman, pretending that he concealed a little pig under his garments (and he had, in fact, really got one) pinched its ear till he made it squeak. The people cried out that the Mountebank had imitated the pig much more naturally, and hooted to the Countryman to quit the stage ; but he, to convict them to their face, produced the real pig from his bosom.
Page 86 - 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 123 - ... which he was as unable to leave as to enjoy. Clogged in his wings, enfeebled in his feet, and his whole frame...
Page 82 - ... 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...
Page 117 - Therewith Geirmund went down clattering from the Hill and stood with his company. But a man came forth from the other side of the ring, and clomb the Hill: he was a red-haired man, rather big, clad in a skin coat, and bearing a bow in his hand and a quiver of arrows at his back, and a little axe hung by his side. He said: "I dwell in the House of the Hrossings of the Mid-mark, and I am now made a man of the kindred: howbeit I was not born into it; for I am the son of a fair and mighty woman of a...
Page 65 - These briars indeed, said he, will tear my skin a little, yet they keep off the dogs. For the sake of the good, then, let me bear the evil with patience : each bitter has its sweet, and these brambles, though they wound my flesh, preserve my life from danger.
Page 116 - 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 96 - FARMER who had juft ftepped into the field ** to mend a gap in one of his fences, found at his return the cradle, where he had left his only child...
Page 83 - One intreats me to get up, the other persuades me to lie still ; and then they alternately give me various reasons why I should rise, and why I should not.

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