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The old Hen and the Cock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

The Ratcatcher and Cats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

The Goat without a Beard. . . . . . . . . . * * s e o e o 'o e o e o e s e e s e e 47

The old Woman and her Cats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

The Butterfly and the Snail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

The Scold and the Parrot.............................. 53

The Cur and the Mastiff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

The Sick Man and the Angel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

The Persian, the Sun, and the Cloud.................... 58

The Fox at the point of death. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

The setting Dog and the Partridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

The universal Apparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

The two Owls and the Sparrow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

The Courtier and Proteus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

The Mastiffs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

The Barley-Mow and the Dunghill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Pythagoras and the Countryman... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

The Farmer's Wife and the Raven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

The Turkey and the Ant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......... 76

The Father and Jupiter... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

The two Monkeys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

The Owl and the Farmer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

The Jugglers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

The Council of Horses............ to e o e e e s s a e e s e e o e o e o a s 85

The Hound and the Huntsman......................... 88

The Poet and the Rose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

The Cur, the Horse, and the Shepherd's Dog.. . . . . . . . . . . . 91

The Court of Death. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

The Gardener and the Hog..................... . . . . . . . . 94

The Man and the Flea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

THE

LIFE OF JOHN GAY.
BY DR. JOHNSON.

JoHN GAY, descended from an old family that had been long in possession of the manor of Goldworthy,” in Devonshire, was born in 1688, at or near Barnstaple, where he was educated by Mr. Luck, who taught the school of that town with good reputation, and, a little before he retired from it, published a volume of Latin and English verses. Under such a master he was likely to form a taste for poetry. Being born without prospect of hereditary riches, he was sent to London in his youth, and placed apprentice with a silkIsleI'CéI’. How long he continued behind the counter, or with what degree of softness and dexterity he received and accommodated the ladies, as he probably took no delight in telling it, is not known. The report is, that he was soon weary of either the restraint or servility of his occupation, and easily persuaded his master to discharge him. The Duchess of Monmouth, remarkable for in

* Goldworthy does not appear in the Villare.—Dr. J.

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