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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
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
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 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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A Flat Fable
Stephen Colley
The earth, as once all folk could see, was flat, with naught to bound it. When truth, that sets us free, was found, they couldn’t get around it, b...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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Ballerina Fable
Wallace Dean LaBenne
The prima ballerina was massive by the pound. Her graceful agility could spectators astound. She would defy gravity by flitting all around. One da...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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God’s Existence Or Fable?
L.Piddlepuck
The man-made writings were written within, were written therein, and were written without truth throughout the Bible of Christians, no god sent...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 Fall
Connie Hess
The kiss of frost at last reveals the promises of a regal cloak; the hidden, dormant hues worn by Aspen, Maple, Elm and Oak. Release your hold on ...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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