AESOP'S FABLES

The Wagon Driver and Hercules – AESOP’S FABLES (the gods help those who help themselves)

A wagon driver cursed his luck

With tears of rage and pain

To see his wagon tightly stuck

Upon a muddy lane.

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AESOP'S FABLES

The Grasshopper and the Ant – AESOP’S FABLES (prepare for the future – there’s a time for work and a time for play)


A grasshopper, fiddling the summer away,

Was amused at an ant as she toiled.

“Oh, why do you work? Your labors must irk,

And thus all your fun will be spoiled!”

 

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AESOP'S FABLES

The Eagle and the Arrow – AESOP’S FABLES (nothing goes nearer a man in his misfortunes, then to find himself undone by his own folly, what a great irony!)


A bowman, taking careful aim,

Had brought an eagle low,

Who, as he fluttered earthward, came

To learn what caused his woe.

 

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