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Old Jewels Reset; Fables in Verse (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
Discovery Miles 2 700
Old Jewels Reset; Fables in Verse (Paperback): J. W. Croly

Old Jewels Reset; Fables in Verse (Paperback)

J. W. Croly

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Loot Price R270 Discovery Miles 2 700

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 Excerpt: ...in cleverly slinging; And for some little way they so bore him along, Altho' they 'neath his weight sorely trembled, In despite of the jeers of the curious throng Which had suddenly round them assembled. Out of this plan, however, but fresh trouble sprung, For, just as they were o'er a bridge going, The Ass, who had no fancy for being so slung, Began so much inquietude showing, That they stopp'd to unfetter his feet, but before They could him from his bonds quite deliver, He asunder the tackling so suddenly tore, That he fell and was drown'd in the river. "Well, my Boy," said the poor Man, as home they now went, "The' we will not with any one quarrel, We, methinks, may deduce from this hapless event The most useful and excellent moral: That, since do what one will one can never please all, Nor, it seemeth, escape some derision, As a rule, he's least apt into error to fall Who acts oftenest on his own decision." THE FOX AND THE WOODMAN S once a Fox, by hounds hard prest, O'er hill and valley tore, He felt himself so much distrest, That he for a few moments' rest Had ne'er so sigh'd before. At last, tho' not till nearly dead, He reach'd a Woodman's hut, And was in seeming pity led, At his entreaty, to a shed, And therein safely shut. A minute more, and to the spot The hunters came in chase, And ask'd the Man where he had got, On which, while saying he knew not, He hinted at the place. THE FOX AND THE WOODMAN. 101 But, altho' some at first seem'd bent On searching every nook, As none had noticed where he went, Or knew what the scamp's gesture meant, All soon the spot forsook. When, seeing Reynard on his way Without a word proceed, The Woodman sternly shouted, "Stay . Is't thus my pity you repay, Then, thankless brute, take heed, --&quot...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: J. W. Croly
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-65702-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-65702-7
Barcode: 9781130657029

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