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Fable
Dorothy Parker
Oh, there once was a lady, and so I've been told, Whose lover grew weary, whose lover grew cold. "My child," he remarked, "though our episode ends,...Rate it:

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Fable
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The mountain and the squirrel Had a quarrel; And the former called the latter "Little Prig." Bun replied, "You are doubtless very big; But all...Rate it:

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A Fable
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Some cawing Crows, a hooting Owl, A Hawk, a Canary, an old Marsh-Fowl, One day all meet together To hold a caucus and settle the fate Of a certain ...Rate it:

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A Fable
Jane Taylor
ONE day a sage knocked at a chemist's door, Bringing a curious compound to explore.-- 'Behold ! said he, as from his vest he drew it, 'This little ...Rate it:

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A Fable
William Cowper
A raven, while with glossy breast Her new-laid eggs she fondly press'd, And, on her wicker-work high mounted, Her chickens prematurely counted (A f...Rate it:

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A Fable
Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
SILENT and sunny was the way Where Youth and I danced on together: So winding and embowered o'er, We could not see one rood before. Nevertheles...Rate it:

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A Fable For Critics
James Russell Lowell
Phoebus, sitting one day in a laurel-tree's shade, Was reminded of Daphne, of whom it was made, For the god being one day too warm in his wooing, S...Rate it:

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A Fable Of The Lion And Other Beasts
Jonathan Swift
One time a mighty plague did pester All beasts domestic and sylvester, The doctors all in concert join'd, To see if they the cause could find; And ...Rate it:

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Ambition And Content: A Fable
Mark Akenside
“ Optat quietem.” —Hor . While yet the world was young, and men were few, Nor lurking fraud, nor tyrant rapine knew, In virtue rude, the gaudy art...Rate it:

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Democritus And The People Of Abdera (Prose Fable)
Jean de La Fontaine
How I have always hated the opinions of the mob! To me, a mob seems profane, unjust, and rash, putting false construction on all things, and judgin...Rate it:

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Epigram : The Cottager And His Landlord. A Fable (Translated From Milton)
William Cowper
A Peasant to his lord yearly court, Presenting pippins of so rich a sort That he, displeased to have a part alone, Removed the tree, that all might...Rate it:

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Fable L: The Hare and Many Friends
John Gay
Friendship, as love, is but a name, Save in a concentrated flame; And thus, in friendships, who depend On more than one, find not one friend. A h...Rate it:

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Fable Or History
Victor Marie Hugo
Possessed of royal appetite, and feeling rather thin, A monkey one day dressed himself in a tiger's skin The tiger had been nasty; the monkey was a...Rate it:

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Fable XLII. The Juggler
John Gay
A juggler long through all the town Had raised his fortune and renown; You'd think (so far his art transcends) The devil at his fingers' ends. ...Rate it:

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The Churchwarden and The Apparition: A Fable
Thomas Chatterton
The night was cold, the wind was high, And stars bespangled all the sky; Churchwarden Joe had laid him down, And slept secure on bed of down; But s...Rate it:

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The Crane & The Fox, a Fable
Major Henry Livingston Jr.
In long gone years a fox and crane Were bound in friendship's golden chain; Whene'er they met, the fox would bow And madame Crane would curtsie low...Rate it:

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The Dog and the Water Lily. No Fable
William Cowper
The noon was shady, and soft airs Swept Ouse’s silent tide, When, ‘scaped from literary cares, I wander’d on his side. My spaniel, prettiest of his...Rate it:

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The Fable of Dryope - Ovid's Metamorphoses
Alexander Pope
She said, and for her lost Calanthis sighs, When the fair Consort of her son replies. 'Since you a servant's ravish'd form bemoan, And kindly sigh ...Rate it:

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The Fable Of Midas
Jonathan Swift
Midas, we are in story told, Turn'd every thing he touch'd to gold: He chipp'd his bread; the pieces round Glitter'd like spangles on the ground: A...Rate it:

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The Hares, A Fable.
James Beattie
Yes, yes, I grant the sons of earth Are doom'd to trouble from their birth. We all of sorrow have our share; But say, is yours without compare? Loo...Rate it:

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The Origin of Cupid -- A Fable
Mary Darby Robinson
ON IDA'S mount the gods were met, A sportive, jolly, noisy set, Resolving nectar bowls to quaff, To revel, riot, sing and laugh; For gods will ...Rate it:

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The Vine & Oak, A Fable
Major Henry Livingston Jr.
A vine from noblest lineage sprung And with the choicest clusters hung, In purple rob'd, reclining lay, And catch'd the noontide's fervid ray; The ...Rate it:

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The Wolf And Shepherds. A Fable
James Beattie
Laws, as we read in ancient sages, Have been like cobwebs in all ages: Cobwebs for little flies are spread, And laws for little folks are made; But...Rate it:

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