Library policies Library hours Library catalogue More than 10,000 books in the database!
Æsop's Fables with Modern Instances
written by "Aesop, 620 BC-563 BC"
...od was removed from the end of the title to conform to the pattern of the other title pages. Cursive text in the images has been transcribed into the titles of the images. SOME OF SOP'S FABLES WITH MODERN INSTANCES SHEWN IN DESIGNS BY RANDOLPH CALDECOTT FROM NEW TRANSLATIONS BY ALFRED CALDECOTT, M.A. THE ENGRAVINGS BY J.D. COOPER London MACMILLAN AND CO. 1883 Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh. INDEX. NUMBERPAGE I.The Fox and the Crow1 II. The Ass in the Lion's Skin5 III. The Fisherman and the Little Fish9 IV. The Jackdaw and the Doves13 V. The Coppersmith and his Puppy17 VI. The Frogs desiring a King21 VII. The Dog and the Wolf25 VIII. The Stag looking into the Water29 IX. The Frogs and the Fighting Bulls33 X. The Lion and Other Beasts37 XI. The Fox and the Stork41 XII. The Horse and the Stag45 XIII. The Cock and the Jewel49 XIV. The Ass, the Lion, and the Cock53 XV. The Wolf and the Lamb57 XVI. The Man and his Two Wives61 XVII. The Fox without a Tail65 XVIII. The Eagle and the Fox69 XIX. The Ox and the Frog73 XX. The Hawk chasing the Dove77 NOTE. Sixteen of these Twenty Fables have been handed down to us in a Greek form: for these Halm's text has been used. As to the other four—Number IX. is from Phaedrus, and retains a flavour of artificiality; Numbers XIII. and XX. are from Latin versions; and Number X. is from a French one. The Translations aim at replacing the florid style of our older English versions, and the stilted harshness of more modern ones, by a plainness and terseness more nearly like the character of the originals. In the following cases the Translations have been adapted to the Designs. In Number I. cheese has been put for meat; in Number VIII. a pack of Hounds for a Lion; in Number XI. a Stork for a Crane; in Number XIX. a Frog for a Toad; and in Number VII. the Dog should be tied up. The reason of this is, that in the c...

This book you can borrow for use directly by visiting our library!