AESOP'S FABLES

The Lion and the Other Beasts – AESOP’S FABLES (the wise learn from misfortunes of others)


The lion, as the King of Beasts,

Roared from the royal cave.

He wished to see his subject folk,
Since he was near the grave,

Hoping to give his last commands

To rule the true and brave.

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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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