A Poetical Version of the Fables of Phaedrus, Together with an Appendix Containing Four Fables by Gudius, with Illustrative Notes. by F. Toller

A Poetical Version of the Fables of Phaedrus, Together with an Appendix Containing Four Fables by Gudius, with Illustrative Notes. by F. Toller

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...Thus they contempt alone deserve, And nought besides shall gain; Who, without power to compel. Indulge in threat' nings vain. It is a mark of very great folly for any one to set himself up as a person of consequence, when he has no pretensions to such a character. To threaten, also to inflict punishment on another for any offence real or imaginary, when, as we know, we have not the slightest power to punish, is the way to bring upon ourselves deserved contempt. s FABLE VI THE DOG AND THE WOLF. In this brief tale we're led to see How truly sweet is liberty! A lean spare Wolf once chanc'd to meet A fat sleek house-dog in the street, . They stop, and they each other greet, Says the Wolf, "O friend, I pry'thee tell "What makes you look so plump and well? "On what rich food do you contrive "Each day to live, that thus you thrive, "I, who am stronger far than you, "Can scarce exist, whate'er I do, "The pangs of hunger oft I feel, "Oft know not where to find a meal." To him the dog then frankly said: "You'll fare as I, if you'll be led "To serve like me." "Without delay," The Wolf replies, "point out the way." Says he, "The work's by no means hard, "'Tis but my Master's house to guard, "To keep o'er it your watchful sight, "And not let thieves break in at night." The Wolf then says "If this be so, "Most gladly I with thee will go, "My life I pass midst storms and snows, "And hardships meet which no one knows, "Houseless, I in the woods now roam, "And have no where a settled home, "Surely much better far 'twill be "Under a roof to dwell with thee, "My hunger then I shall appease. "And live in...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236762940
  • 9781236762948