JESOTS FABLES. Fab. XVII. Of the fick.Kite and his Mother. / a HtKite firft Steerage taught to Mariners, By which ftrange Lands they found, and unknown Stars, And took from ... Show more
JESOTS FABLES. Fab. XVII. Of the fick.Kite and his Mother. / a HtKite firft Steerage taught to Mariners, By which ftrange Lands they found, and unknown Stars, And took from Seas Imaginary Bars. They faw when Heaven was cleer His plumy Rudder fteer II Starboord and Larboord, plying here, now there. Thefe Sayiers having a good Voyage made, Neer Kitijh Seats rich Veflels did unlade, And to that Prince a royal Banquet made: Him with fat Offerings fed, With Oyl, Wine, White and Red ; Which Surfeit a Malignant Fever bred. And now, who lon^ by Rapine and by Stealth ; 1 Had heap'd up R iches,loft his former Health, More worth to Mortals than all worldly Wealth : In his well-feather'd Neft The flckBird takes no Reft, When to his Mother he himfelf confeft; Mother, you know, and I now to my grief, That I have liv'd a mod: notorious Thief, Robbing for Pleafurc oftnerthan Relief. I once from th' Altar Hole With Flelli a kindled Cole, Which burnt my Neft high as the lofty Pole. Such are my Sins, no God 1 dare implore, Left they fliould know I live, and punitti more : You for your Son may pray as heretofore.
4.6 JZSOPS FABLES. Let Heaven but grant me Health, I'll give the Church my Wealth, And Orders take, repenting former Stealth. Then to her Son the Mother made reply; Ah my Dear 5/r^couldft t... Show more
4.6 JZSOPS FABLES. Let Heaven but grant me Health, I'll give the Church my Wealth, And Orders take, repenting former Stealth. Then to her Son the Mother made reply; Ah my Dear 5/r^couldft thou but once-more fly, And cut with fanning wings the ample Sky} Wert hungry once agen, Thou'lt rob the Lyon's Den, SpoyI th' Eagles Neft,and pillage Gods and Men. Moral. A golden Robe in Whiter is too cold, .0 Dot in Summer is a Beard of Gold : hurcb-Robbers thus cram impious Cojfers ft And greedy men count Sacriledge God's Will.
Fab.XVIII. Of the Old Hound and his Mafkr. OLD Dog 'tis thou muft doe income away; Within a Thicket neer Is lodg'd a gallant Dear, We muft not, friend, neglecl /o brave a Prey. Kill'd, thou a... Show more
Fab.XVIII. Of the Old Hound and his Mafkr. OLD Dog 'tis thou muft doe income away; Within a Thicket neer Is lodg'd a gallant Dear, We muft not, friend, neglecl /o brave a Prey. Kill'd, thou and I will feaft, To Morrow and to Day, Upon the (laughter'd Beaft ; Then come I fay. Remember once a Conqueror thou wert. And feizing didft pull down a mighty Hart, When the King's fwifteft Dogs thou didft out-ftrip. This laid, the Hunts-man let his old Hound flip. The rows'd Dear flies for life, the Dog to kill, Through Lawns, or Hills and Dales, So fwlft the nimble Gales Seem in their faces, turn which way they will. Ready to pinch, Kilbuc With Air his Mouth did fill; At laft the Dear he took, Yet was deluded ftill: His Phangs grown old, now fail; and what vext more, He croft a Proverb Jlys,old Dogs bite fire. Then ftripes refbund upon his panting fide, Who while his Mafter beat him,loud thus cry'd ; Ingrareful Lord, Once I did favethy life, When thou by thy own Hounds Wer'tchac'd through neighbouring grounds, Transform'd like to W Aftaon by thy wife. You (<) Whilft Dm,i, accompanied by her Njmfbs, bath'd her felt" in the V alley <>! Cargajna, ABtex by chance came thither, and beheld i hem naked, whom the angry Goddefs, left he fliould divulge what he had unfortunately beheld, transformed into a horned Dear , and was (lain by his own Dogs; which Ovid thus dtferibes. Dirndl Hi ptrlmtur filiti Titania Ijmfbi, Ecce nepos Cadmi dtUti parte Ubo- Whilft here Tiunia bath'd (as was her guife) I.o Cadmuj nephew , tir'd withexcr- cife, And wandring through the Woods, approach'd this Grove With fata! fteps; fo Deftiny him drove! Entring the Cave with skipping Springs bedew'd ; The Nymphs, all naked , when a man they view'd, Clap'd their refolding Breafts, and fill'd the Wood Withfuddenfhricks, like Tvory pale they flood About their Goddefs: but fhe , far more tall, By head and fhouldei s.over-tops them all. Now tell, fhe faies.th'haft feen me difarray'd, Tell if thoucanft, I give thee leave. Thisfaid, B She to his Neck and Ears new length T'his Brow the antlers of long-living His legs and feet with arms and hands And cloath'd his body in a fpotced hide, &c. Thins the Fable.the ground whereof was, the Hound in the Canicular daies beirg poflefs'd withFury through the power of the Moon, that is Dim*, worried their Mafter; which fate, a Senligtr reports, befell manv Hunters ofOr/fMinhisrirae.