The fables of Ęsop; with instructive applications: by S. Croxall

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Contents

The Fox and the Crow
12
The Two Bitches
14
1 TheProudFrog
15
The Fox and the Stork
17
The Eagle and the Fox
18
The Boar and the Ass
20
The Frogs and the Fighting Bulls 81
21
The Kite and the Pigeons
22
The Man and his Two Wive
24
The Stag In the Oxstall
26
The Dog and the Wolf
28
The Lamh hrought up hv a Goat
30
The Peacocks Complaint
31
The Fox and the Grapes S3 23 The Viper and the File
33
The Fox and the Goat
34
The Countryman and the Snake
35
The Mountains In Lahour
37
The Ant and the Fly
38
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40
The Belly and the Memhers
53
The Traveller and the Bear
66
Hercules and the Carter
79
The Fox without a Tail
92
FaIH I FAOE 73 The Sensihle Ass
102
The Boasting Traveller
104
The Brother and Sister
105
The Collier and the Fuller
107
The Fox and the Visor Mask
108
The two Frogs
109
The Covetous Man
110
The Eagle the Cat and the Sow
112
The Goat and the Lion
113
St The Lion and the Frog
114
The Fir Tree and the Bramhle
116
The Bull and the Goat
117
The Fowler and the Blackhird
118
Jupiter and Pallas
119
The Fox and the Bramhle
120
The Cat and the Mice
122
The Fox and the Countryman
123
A Man hit hy a Dog
124
Fortune and the Boy
125
The Mule
126
The Fox and the Ape
127
The Mole and her Dam
129
9 The Fox and the Boar
130
The Old Woman and the Empty Cask
131
The Fowler and the Lark
132
The Owl and the Grasshopper
133
The River fish and the Sea Fish
136
EsopatPlay
137
The Jackdaw and the Figeous
138
The Sow and the Bitch
140
The Sparrow and the Hare
141
Pawar and the Slave 142
145
The Thief and the Dog
146
The Harper
147
The Two Crahs
148
The Thief and the Boy
149
Mercury and the Woodman
150
The Creaking Wheel
152
The Man and his Wooden God
153
The Kid and the Wolf 135
155
The Wolf and the Kid
157
The Wolf the Fox and the Ape
159
FABLE PAOll 118 Jupiter and the Ass
160
The Boy and his Mother
162
The Wolves and the Sick Ass
163
The Ant and the Grasshopper
165
The Hawk and the Farmer
178
Death and Cupid
180
The Dove and the Ant
181
The Eagle and the Crow
182
The Envious Man and the Covetous
183
The Fox and the Lion
184
TheCeeseand the Cranes
185
The Horse and the Ass
186
The Husbandman and his Sons
188
The Horse and the Lion
189
The Lion the Tiger and the Fox
191
The Fox and the Sick Lion
192
The Mice in Council
194
The Lion the Ass and the Fox
196
The Old Lion
197
The Old Man and his Sons
198
The Old Woman and her Maids
200
The Falconer and the Partridge
201
The Porcupine and the snakes
202
The Peacock and the Magpie
203
The Parrot and his Cage
205
The Fowler and the Kingdoms
207
The Sow and the Wolf
208
The Hubbandman and the Stork
210
The Serpent and the Man
211
The Swallow and other birds
213
The Taumpeter taken Prisoner
214
The Hare and the Tortoise
215
The Wolf in SheePs Clothing
216
The Wolves and the Sheep
218
FABI B aoj 163 The Ass eating Thistles
220
The Horse and the loaded Ass
221
The Bees the Drones and the Wasp 923
223
The Fox in the Well
224
The Fox and the Wolf
226
The Frog and the Mouse
227
The Man and the Weasel
228
Esop and the Impertinent fellow
229
The Hart and the Vine
231
The Drunken Hushand
232
The Blackamoor
234
The Travellers
235
The Fisherman 288
236
Mercury and the Carver
237
The Thieves and the Cock
239
The Fox and the Ass 210
240
The Hen and the Swallow
241
The Dog invited to Supper
242
Jupiter and the Herdsman
244
The Fighting Cocks
245
TheYouugMen and the Cook
246
14 The Jackdaw and the Sheep
247
The Ploughman and Fortune
248
The Ape and her Two Young Ones
249
The Shepherd turned Merchant
251
The Young Man and the Lion 2 SS 189 The Hen and the Fox
255
The Man and the Gnat
256
The Deer and the Lion
258
The Gardener and his Dog
259
The Cock and the Fox
260
The Haven and the Serpent 2C2 195 The Fox and the Hedgehog 283
264
The Stone and the Man
266
The Eagle and the Ring lh 199 The Sea and the Rivers
267
The only Wise Man
268
Msop and his FellowServants
270
The Tongues
271
The Locusts and Grasshopper
272
The Wood and the Sea
273
The Widow and Widower
274

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Page 272 - For every kind of beasts and of birds and of serpents and of things in the sea is tamed, and hath been tamed, of mankind; but the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Page 245 - ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking ; We beseech thee to have compassion upon our infirmities ; and those things, which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Page 93 - Tis not a set of features, or complexion, The tincture of a skin that I admire. Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense.
Page 216 - While extremists may find some fault with the moderation of our platform, they should recollect that " the battle is not always to the strong, nor the race to the swift.
Page 58 - ... hid under the seat of a window; the country guest was immediately placed in the midst of a rich Persian carpet; and now it was the Courtier's turn to entertain, who indeed acquitted himself in that capacity with the utmost readiness and address, changing the courses as elegantly, and tasting every thing first as judiciously as any clerk of the kitchen.
Page 11 - The Wolf, finding it to no purpose to argue any longer against truth, fell into a great passion, snarling and foaming at the mouth as if he had been mad ; and, drawing nearer to the Lamb, Sirrah, says he, if it was not you, it was your father, and that is all one.
Page 13 - But in a little time, seeing it lay still without moving, they ventured, by degrees, to approach it ; and at last, finding there was no danger, they leaped upon it ; and, in short, treated it as familiarly as they pleased. But not contented with so insipid a King as this was, they sent their deputies to petition again for another sort of one ; for this they neither did nor could like.
Page 179 - ... with great eagerness and force, threw himself into a net which a husbandman had planted there to take the crows ; who being employed not far off, and seeing the Hawk fluttering in the net, came and took him : but, just as he was going to kill him, the Hawk besought him to let him go, assuring him that he was only following a pigeon, and neither intended nor had done any harm to him. To whom the Farmer replied — " And what harm had the poor pigeon done to you ? " Upon which he wrung his head...
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