j&SOFS FABLES. Fab. IV. Of the Eagle and the Daw. ^-^He W Royal Eagle,when the Ocean's dark Waves had retir'd to their low water mark, Weary with groffer food,and bloody rneat^ Forfakes his Cedar Court and mountain feat To feek frefli banquets; nothing that the Ark Contain'd could pleafe,Kid, Pidgeon, Lamb,nor Lark, Nor humane flaughter moyft with putrid gore His gorge with furfeit weaken'd could put ore. Shell-fifh being fait Might cure the fault, That only muft his former health reftore. When (*> his quick eye piercing the air a mile, Upon the lea-wafli'd Margents of an Ifle A Scollop found: which was in fliell ib lock'd That if the Devil and his Dam had knock'd,, They might have ftaid for entrance a while. Without fuccels long did the Eagle toyl, His Beak grows blunt,his griping Tallons ake, Noftorm nor ftratagem the fort will take : When the flie Dawr The leagurc faw, Thus to his King and Royal Mafter fpake. Prince of the plumed Citizens,to whom We come for Juftice and receive our doom, Your Highnefs hath been pleas'd to take advice From filly Birds, from pratling Dawes and Pies, And oft great Kings will hear the meaneft Groom. Not far from hence (Sir) ftands an antient Tomb Hard ) The fame appellation Ovid the Eagle in bit Metamerphofi, Whence it was ufuaily born on the Sccprcr.s of Princes, and at length became the Enfign of the Ren,,;,-.! mpirc: Ovid. Sign*, decu, btlli, Parthnt Romana Romanxfw Atfuil* figmfer hoflii To which they added two heads when the Empire wis divided into the Eaft and Weftern, as it remains at this day. f Plmj in his Natural Hiftory. The Eagle ha: the quickff ttncL clear (ft eye of all others, fearing and mountixf on high : She beats and fir ikes her little cues -with her wings before they be plumed , and thereby forces them u Uok, di-refllj agaixft the Sun-beams. If fit fees any me of them to wink., or their eye, water at the raies of the Sun , fie cafis tt out of the nefl, at illegitimate,but breeds up that whofe eyes do firmly abide the light.