[Read more…] about Aesop’s Trial
Aesop was on trial for animal libel. The animals eventually agreed his writings were correct so Aesop was freed.
Aesop had to prepare a quick meal but needed a candle on a hot day. For that he was hassled but shook it off.
Don’t try to disparage someone on a mission.
GEORGE, LORD VISCOUNT SUNBURY,
You must not be surprised at my begging your protection for this little book, when I assure you it was principally intended for your perusal. I had often wished to see something of this kind published by an able hand; and, for want of that, have sometimes had an inclination to do it myself; but never came to any resolution on that point, till very lately; when at Horton, I had the pleasure to find your Lordship, though but in your fifth year, capable of reading any thing in the English tongue, without the least hesitation.[Read more…] about Croxall Dedication and Preface
Jefferys Taylor (1792–1853) (often incorrectly cited as Jeffery) is the author of Harry’s Holiday or The Doings of One Who had Nothing to Do, The Little Historians (3 volumes), and Ralph Richards, the Miser in addition to Aesop in Rhyme, with some originals and more. His writings date from the 1820s and were geared toward children.[Read more…] about Jefferys Taylor
[Read more…] about Aesop and The Poultry
Neighbors watched Aesop examine a group of poultry in a yard. He observed to them that mankind was often no better: crowing and poorly scratching.
Mankind is often no better than animals.
[Read more…] about The Man and The Stone
Aesop reported one person at the bath after seeing one man move a Stone others were tripping over. Master found others. Aesop said others were not men.
A true man helps others.