104 JZSOPS FABLES. () Hydra was a Serpent ot the Lake of Lirnm, in the Country of the Arrives, which was faid to have many heads; whereof one being cut off,two rofe in the room more terrible than the former ; afterward? by Henulu deftroyed : Which Fable relates to that place which by the eruptions of its waters annoyed the neighbouring Cities, when one being (lope, many arofe in the room : whofe noyfome and infectious waters were dried up by the extraordinary fervour of the Sun, fig-nified by Hercules according to M*- (b)Thti*r,. Like W Hydras, hifling Geefe extend their necks, And threatning Ganders; At's eyes the Crow,took with his Pizle, pecks; W Keyward's paleGhoft with fqueaks About him wanders : That fome fuppofe the Fox this day did dine On melancholy Difli.es, wanting Wine. Then fpake the jeering Weefle from the Wall; Sir Fox I know you'r crafty, But you have made a Prifbn of your Hall, Nor can you fcape at all, Or look for fafety, Until you be as thin,as when You enter'd, then you may return agen. Then faid the Fox; Hunger did ill perfuade, Yet thofe are fterving Oft through a Wall of Stone a Breach have And I may now be paid My juft deferving. But thou that in fuch danger jeer'ft the Fox, Like Fortune may reward thee for thy Mocks: Revenge draws nigh,beware the Cat; I can But be uncas'd, and bravely dy by Man. Moral. Heavens foyer we fell for Broath; rather than want, With Death and Hell confign a Covenant. Greedy of Sfoyl, with Violence and Deceit We daily aU3 confidering no Retreat. Fab.