JB.SOTS FABLES. But a meer Foifting-Hound; well, now I fee, Not always Strength ..nor Wit, nor Induftry Gains Fortune's Smile; too oft in Princes Courts Great Favourites rife by Jefts and idle Sports And Complements: if fo, there's none furpafies For Complement your Complemental Ajfes. I am refolv'd their Dog-fhips, Ape-fhips all This day to imitate, fall what my fall. This faid, the Afs pricks his notorious Ear, And like a Hobby-horfe, or dancing Bear, Begins to move, now like a Spaniel plays, But ftill his own Voyce frights him when he brays. Then to his Mafter boldly he drew neer, At laft charg'd him with a full Career: Then rifing up takes with a rough im brace, About the Neck, offers to lick his Face, And with foul Hoofs wanders all or hisBreaft. With wonder then and fuddain fear oppreft, Th' affrighted Mafter calls aloud for aid ; Then Ajfinego for his folly paid: Who,while his bones Swains made with beating fore, Did thus his Fortune patiently deplore; My Genius, and my Perfon I miftake, Not every Block a Mercury will make ,* Foul ways, and heavy Burthens better fuit With Ruftick Ajfes, than the Ivory Lute. All things befit not all,and Imitation Is for the Ape, more than the Afs,in fajhion. Moral. Oft airy Jefiers, and fh ant ajlicDr oils: Tahg more than wife,learn d, or indnjlrious Souls : A handfome Mien, a varnijh'd Out-fide,can More than the golden Linings of a Man. Fab.