The Fables of Ęsop

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Macmillan & Company, 1894 - Children's stories - 222 pages
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Page 208 - And when a lady's in the case, You know all other things give place. To leave you thus might seem unkind, But see the Goat is just behind.
Page 210 - Twas thine own genius gave the final blow, And help'd to plant the wound that laid thee low : So the struck eagle, stretch'd upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, View'd his own feather on the fatal dart, And wing'd the shaft that quiver'd in his heart; Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel He nursed the pinion which impell'd the steel ; While the same plumage that had warm'd his nest Drank the last life-drop of his bleeding breast.
Page xxiii - if it was not you, it was your father, and that is all the same; but it is no use trying to argue me out of my supper;' and without another word he fell upon the poor helpless Lamb and tore her to pieces.
Page 11 - How well you are looking to-day : how glossy your feathers; how bright your eye. I feel sure your voice must surpass that of other birds, just as your figure does; let me hear but one song from you that I may greet you as the Queen of Birds.
Page 142 - Well, the Man didn't know what to i jo FABLES do, but at last he took his Boy up before him on the Donkey.. By this time they had come to the town, and the passersby began to jeer and point at them. The Man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at The men said : " Aren't you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor Donkey of yours — you and your hulking son?" The Man and Boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, till at last they cut down a pole, tied the...
Page 154 - I have never yet been beaten," said he, " when I put forth my full speed. I challenge any one here to race with me." The Tortoise said quietly : " I accept your challenge." " That is a good joke," said the Hare ; " I could dance round you all the way.
Page 68 - Just the thing to quench my thirst," quoth he. Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success. Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying :
Page 143 - ... hulking son?" The Man and Boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, till at last they cut down a pole, tied the Donkey's feet to it, and raised the pole and the Donkey to their shoulders. They went along amid the laughter of all who met them till they came to Market Bridge, when the Donkey, getting one of his feet loose, kicked out and caused the Boy to drop his end of the pole. In the struggle the Donkey fell over the bridge, and his fore-feet being tied together...
Page 165 - When they had done so, he called out to them: " Now, break," and each stick was easily broken. " You see my meaning,
Page 166 - Lord of the Beasts. But soon the Lion seemed to recover, and came to the mouth of his cave, and saw the Fox, who had been waiting outside for some time. "Why do you not come to pay your respects to me?" said the Lion to the Fox. "I beg your Majesty's pardon...

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