The Old Woman and the Wine-Jar

This entry is part 25 of 84 in the series Aesop's Fables

You must know that sometimes old women like a glass of wine. One of this sort once found a Wine-jar lying in the road, and eagerly went up to it hoping to find it full.

But when she took it up she found that all the wine had been drunk out of it. Still she took a long sniff at the
mouth of the Jar. ‘Ah,’ she cried, ‘What memories cling ‘round the instruments of our pleasure.’

The Old Woman and the Wine-Jar

Aesop

Aesop (c. 620 – 564 BCE) was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day.

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