The Cock and the Pearl

This entry is part 20 of 22 in the series Book 1This entry is part 20 of 22 in the series Book 1 A cock scratched up, one day, A pearl of purest ray, Which to a jeweller he bore. “I think it fine,” he said, “But yet a crumb of...

The Boy and the Schoolmaster

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series Book 1This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series Book 1 Wise counsel is not always wise, As this my tale exemplifies. A boy, that frolicked on the banks of Seine, Fell in, and would have found a watery...

The Fox and the Stork

This entry is part 18 of 22 in the series Book 1This entry is part 18 of 22 in the series Book 1 Old Mister Fox was at expense, one day, To dine old Mistress Stork. The fare was light, was nothing, sooth to say, Requiring knife and fork. That sly...

Death and the Unfortunate

This entry is part 15 of 22 in the series Book 1This entry is part 15 of 22 in the series Book 1 A poor unfortunate, from day to day, Called Death to take him from this world away. “O Deathe he said, “to me how fair your form! Come quick,...

Simonides Preserved By The Gods

This entry is part 14 of 22 in the series Book 1This entry is part 14 of 22 in the series Book 1 Three sorts there are, as Malherbe says, Which one can never overpraise— The gods, the ladies, and the king; And I, for one, endorse the thing. The heart,...

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