One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected

One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...few things are great to a great mind. Those who form their thoughts in this manner, and abstract themselves from the world, are out of the way of fortune, and can look with contempt both on her favours and her frowns. To be perfectly free from the insults of fortune, we should learn that none but intellectual possessions are what we can properly call our own. All things from without are but borrowed. What fortune can give us is not ours; and whatever she gives she can take away. Tatler. THE TRAVELLER AND THE STATUE OF OPPORTUNITY. A Dialogue. Traveller, Ay, Image, by what Sculptor's hand, cIn breathing marble here you stand?' Opp. 'By his, whose art, to thousands known, 'Bids Jove and Pallas live in stone; ' But seldom seen by mortal eyes, 'I claim the kindred of the skies; 'By few I'm found, tho' great my fame, 'And Opportunity's my name.' Tr. 'Say, if the cause you may reveal, 'Why thus supported on a wheel?' Opp. ' The wheel my rapid course implies, 'Like that with constant speed it flies.' Tr. 'Wings on your feet?'--Opp. 'I'm prone to soar; 'Neglected, I return no more.' Tr. 'But why behind depriv'd of hair?' Opp. 'Escap'd, that none may seize me there.' eyes?' Tr. 'Your locks unbound conceal your Opp. 'Because I chiefly court disguise.' Tr. 'Why coupled with that solemn fair, 'Of down-cast mien and mournful air?' Opp. ' Repentance, she' (the stone replies) 'My substitute, behind me flies: 'Observe, and her you'll ever see 'Pursue the wretch depriv'd of me; 'By her corrected, mortals mourn ' For what they've done and what foreborne: ' Ask me no more; for while you stay, 'I vanish unperceiv'd away.' Clear crystal spring which issued from a rock, became a blessing to all the neighbourhood from its coolness and purity, was visited from every...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236626028
  • 9781236626028