The Fables of Aesop

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Macmillan & Company, 1894 - 222 עמודים
Adaptations of eighty-two of Aesop's best known fables, along with a brief history of them.

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The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs It is my understanding that Jacobs' main thesis concerning the fables of Aesop - that they were derived from and influenced by the animal fables of ancient India ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Jacobs, Joseph. Jacobs's Fables of Aesop. London: Macmillan, 1979. Print. This is a compilation of the classic "Aesops Fables" by Joseph Jacobs. Each fable has a cautionary or moral message, which ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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עמוד 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.
עמוד 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.
עמוד 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.
עמוד 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.
עמוד 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...
עמוד 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.
עמוד 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 :
עמוד 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...
עמוד 165 - When they had done so, he called out to them: " Now, break," and each stick was easily broken. " You see my meaning,
עמוד 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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