The fables of Æsop, and others, with designs on wood, by T. Bewick


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Página 274 - ... around you, but the whole rising generation of your country, That Marriage can never be attended with Honour or blessed with Happiness, if it has not its origin in mutual affection. I surrender with confidence my case to your decision.
Página 328 - That palter with us in a double sense, That keep the word of promise to our ear, And break it to our hope. I'll not fight with thee. Macd. Then yield thee, coward, And live to be the show and gaze o
Página 181 - ... AN Ass, finding the skin of a Lion, put it on ; and, going into the woods and pastures, threw all the flocks and herds into a terrible consternation. At last, meeting his owner, he would have frightened him also ; but the good man, seeing his long ears stick out, presently knew him, and with a good cudgel made him sensible that, notwithstanding his being dressed in a Lion's Skin, he was really no more than an ass.
Página 8 - Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. For there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave whither thou goest,
Página 365 - AN Ass was loaded with good provisions of several sorts, which, in time of harvest, he was carrying into the field for his master and the reapers to dine upon. By the way he met with a fine large Thistle, and, being very hungry, began to mumble it ; which, while he was doing, he entered into this reflection — "How many greedy epicures would think themselves happy, amidst such a variety of delicate viands as I now carry ! But to me, this bitter, prickly Thistle is more savory and relishing than...
Página 239 - THE VIPER AND THE FILE. A VIPER entering a smith's shop, looked up and down for something to eat; and seeing a File, fell to gnawing it as greedily as could be. The File told him, very gruffly, that he had best be quiet and let him alone ; for he would get very little by nibbling at one who, upon occasion, could bite iron and steel.
Página 319 - pray present my duty to his majesty, and tell him, that I have the same respect for him as ever, and have been coming several times to kiss his royal hand : but I am so terribly frightened at the mouth of his cave, to see the prints of my fellow subjects' feet all pointing forwards and none backwards, that I have not resolution enough to venture in.
Página 253 - Not long after, traversing the forest in pursuit of his prey, he chanced to run into the toils of the hunters ; from whence, not able to disengage himself, he set up a most hideous and loud roar. The Mouse, hearing the voice, and knowing it to be the Lion's, immediately repaired to the place, and bid him fear nothing, for that he was his friend.
Página 212 - It is the nature of ingrates to return evil for good; and the moralists in all ages have incessantly declaimed against the enormity of this crime, concluding that they who are capable of hurting their benefactors, are not fit to live in a community ; being such as the natural ties of parent, friend, or country, are too weak to restrain within the bounds of society. Indeed, the sin of ingratitude is so detestable, that...
Página 111 - A DOG, crossing a little rivulet with a piece of flesh in his mouth, saw his own shadow represented in the clear mirror of the limpid stream ; and, believing it to be another dog, who was carrying another piece of flesh, he could not forbear catching at it ; but...

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