FABLES. Three days in Pockets clofeted the Hands Refufe to put on Gloves, the vex'd Foot (lands. Mean while the Stomach was come down,and cries, What once a hollow Tooth forv'd, would fuffice The ftreighten'd Maw ; one Bit,one Crum beftow : But ftill the moody Members anfwer, No. At laffc an extreme feeblenefs they felt, Saw all but Skin and their hard Bones to melt, A pale Confumption Lording overall; At which a Counlel the faint Brethren call; The Stomach muft be fed, which now was fo Contraded, thatjike them, it anfwer'd, No. At which pale Death her cold approaches made, When to the dying Feet the weak Hands laid; Brethren in evil, fince we did deny The Belly Food,we muft together dy. All that are Members in a Common-wealth, Should,more than Private, aim at Publick Health: The Rich the Poor, and Poor the Rich muft aid: None can proteB themselves with their own Shade. None for themselves are Born. We brought in Food, Which the kind Stomach did prepare for Blood, The Liver gave it tindure, the great Vein Sends it in thoufand feveral Streams again To feed the parts, which there aflimulates. Concord builds high, when Difcord ruins States. But the chief Caufe did our Deftrudion bring, V^as, we Rebell'd 'gainft Keafon our true King. Moral. Civil Commotions flrongly carried on, Seldom bring Quiet when the War is done; 7 hen thoufand Interejis inftrangefiapes appear, And through all ways to certain Ruin fleer. Fab.