FABLES OF AESOP,
WITH DESIGNS ON WOOD,
“The wisest of the Ancients delivered their Conceptions of the Deity, and their Lessons of Morality, in Fables and Parables.”
PRINTED BY E. WALKER, FOR T. BEWICK AND SON.
SOLD BY THEM, LONGMAN AND CO.
LONDON, AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.
From time to time, in all ages, men inspired, or gifted with a superior degree of intellectual power, have appeared upon the stage of life, in order (by enlightening others) to fulfil the designs of Omnipotence, in uniting the world in a state of civilized society.[Read more…] about Bewick Introduction
[Read more…] about The Dog and The Cat
A dog and a cat living together got along fine – except when food was involved.
[Read more…] about The Hen and The Fox (Barn)
A fox tried hard to get a roosting Hen out of a barn but the Hen knew better than to come down to her doom. Good show.
Beware of interested friendships.
[Read more…] about A Wolf and A Sow
A Wolf came to a Sow and offered to baby sit. “Thank you but no thank you,” said the Sow.
An enemy is most dangerous when offering you help.
[Read more…] about Porcupine, Snake, and Company
Despite an agreement with the snakes to share, the porcupine defended not sharing with his quills. Ouch.
Hasty partnerships may be repented of.