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Fables. by the Late Mr. Gay. in Two Volumes

Gay, John

ISBN 10: 1155105338 / ISBN 13: 9781155105338
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Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Bookseller Inventory # G1155105338I4N10

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Title: Fables. by the Late Mr. Gay. in Two Volumes


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1799 edition. Excerpt: ... starts, he cocks his dapper ears, Away he scours, assaults his hoof, JJow near him snarls, now barks aloof; With shrill impertinence attends, Nor leaves him till the village ends. It chanc'd upon his evil day, A Pad came pacing down the way; The Cur, with never ceasing tongue, Upon the passing trav'ler sprung, The horse, from scorn provok'd to ire, Flung backward; rolling in the mire, The The puppy howl'd and bleeding lay; The Pad in peace pursu'd his way. A shepherd's Dog, who saw the deed, Detesting the vexatiou.s breed, Bespoke him thus. When coxcombs prate, They kindle wrath, contempt, or hate. Thy teazing tongue had judgment try'd, Thou hadst not like a puppy, dy'd. Vol. I. G FABLE 'EATH, on a solemn night of state In all his pomp of terror fate: Th' attendants of his gloomy reign, Diseases dire, a ghastly train,.Croud the vast court. With hollow tone A voice thus thunder'd from the throne, This night our minister we name, Let ev'ry servant speak his claim j Merit Merit shall bear this ebon wand. All, at the word,.stret-ch'd forth their baud.; Fever, with burning heat poffest, Advanc'd, and for the wand addrest. J to the weekly bills appeal, Let those express my fervent zeal. On ev'ry slight occasion near, With violence I persevere. Next gout appears with limping pace, Pleads ho'.v he shifts from place to place, From head to foot how swift he flies, And ev'ry joint aixl smews plies, Still working when he seems iupprest, A most tenacious stubborn guest. A haggard spectre from the crew Crawls forth, and thus asserts his due. Tis I who taint the sweetest joy, Aud in the shape of love destroy: My shanks, funk eyes, and noseless face Prove my pretension to the place. Stone urg'd his ever-growing force, And, next, Consumption's meagre...

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