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The advancing man discovers how deep a property he has in literature,--in all fable as well as in all history.
Thus fable reports that the fair Grimalkin, whom Venus, at the desire of a passionate lover, converted from a cat into a fine woman, no sooner perceived a mouse than, mindful of her former sport, and still retaining her pristine nature, she leaped from the bed of her husband to pursue the little animal.
Then he recollected that this idea, which he had heard from an acquaintance and uttered as his own, came from a fable of Krilov's, and that the acquaintance had picked it up from a newspaper article.
THE TALE, the Parable, and the Fable are all common and popular modes of conveying instruction.
On the night before the assault on Seringapatam, he was absurdly angry with me, and with others, for treating the whole thing as a fable.
But there are no real grounds for imagining that Providence has vouchsafed them so distinguishing a protection, and from the wars with which this empire hath been shaken in these latter ages we may justly believe that, like all others, it has suffered its revolutions, and that the history of the Abyssins is corrupted with fables.
But I believed that I had already given sufficient time to languages, and likewise to the reading of the writings of the ancients, to their histories and fables.
As to classing it in the list of fables, the idea was out of the question.
I HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind.
But his fables showed you to be wise and clever, and more shrewd than other animals," said the shaggy man, thoughtfully.
A WRITER of Fables was passing through a lonely forest when he met a Fortune.
Another chronicler* says of him, "Therefore as in all things we trust Bede, whose wisdom and truth are not to be doubted: so that fabler with his fables shall be forthwith spat out by us all.