MS 0 PS FABLES. Fab. XX. Of the Doves and Hawks. Ong had the Doves a happy Peace in joy 'd, Broaching no quarrel with their neighbour nati-* Nor ftir'd up civil ftrife.with plenty cloy'd (ons Than Love the Pigeons had no other Pa/lions; They have no W Gall, iSjor know at all Diffention, nor ft em Mars his angry Mood, Nor pleafure tak'n in Rapine nor in Blood. But they Diana flighted, nor prepare For P'alias Offerings, nor great Juno's Diety, To Venus and her Son is all their Pray'r; Thefe Powers offended highly with th' impiety, Did Mars intreat, Now in a heat, Since more Adonisy Venus did delight, To raife 'gainft gentle Doves the cruel Kite. Mov'd by the Gods, the Kitifli Prince proclaims War 'gainfi: the Turtles..and their wealthy Regions; Far more than Honour, Booty him inflames, And from the North he mufters feather'd Legions; The W ar grows hot, The Turtles not Inur'd to Battels, Camps, and fierce Alarms, Many flrong Houfes lofe by force of Arms. They call a Counfel, and confultof Aid ; They know the Hammort valiant is,and ftronger; Would he take Pay, they need not be difmai'd, His Pounces [harper be, his Wing is longer: I 2 The (a) It was the general opinion of the Ancients, that there was no Gall the Liver, ! they ontain'd, ! in other Animals; made the Symbol ___ But this is fufficiently efuted by Galen, and the later Ana- :omifts. '