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 Mole and His Mother
A young Mole insisted he could see though blind from birth. His Mother put some incense before him and he knew not what it was. Not only blind but no smell.
Nobody would notice imperfections if people did not try to conceal them.
[Read more…] about A Wolf, Kid, and Goat
A Goat went to pasture and told her Kid to not open the door without seeing a beard. Wolf asked to come in but Kid could not see a beard and was safe.
A hypocrite can usually be found out.
[Read more…] about The Brother and The Sister
An ugly sister was jealous of her handsome brother. Father said not to be as beauty is more than skin deep.
Inner beauty is better than outer beauty.
[Read more…] about The Frog and The Ox
A frog inflates itself bragging he can be as big as an ox or bull. Too big, too bad. Pop.
Conceit may lead to self-destruction.