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Phaedrus, The Fables of Phaedrus (ed. Christopher Smart, Christopher Smart, A. M.), book 5, Demetrius and Menander (search)
hen my authority. As certain sculptors of the age, The more attention to engage, And raise their price, the curious please, By forging of Praxiteles; And in like manner they purloin A Myro to their silver coin. 'Tis thus our fables we can smoke, As pictures for their age bespoke: For biting envy, in disgust To new improvements, favors rust; But now a tale comes in of course, Which these assertions will enforce. Demetrius, who was justly call'd The tyrant, got himself install'd, And held o'er Athens impious sway. The crowd, as ever is the way, Came, eager rushing far and wide, And, "Fortunate event!" they cried. The nobles came, the throne address'd' The hand by which they were oppress'd They meekly kiss'd, with inward stings Of anguish for the face of things. The idlers also, with the tribe Of those who to themselves prescribe Their ease and pleasure, in the end Came sneaking, lest they should offend. Amongst this troop Menander hies, So famous for his comedies (Him, though he was not
Phaedrus, The Fables of Phaedrus (ed. Christopher Smart, Christopher Smart, A. M.), book 4, Esop and the Will (search)
but very ill to pass, A homely slut, that loved her glas. The dying man had left his wife Executrix, and for her life Sole tenant, if she should fulfil These strange provisos of his will: " That she should give th' estate in fee In equal portions to the three; But in such sort, that this bequest Should not be holden or possess'd; Then soon as they should be bereav'n Of all the substance that was giv'n, They must for their good mother's ease Make up an hundred sesterces." This spread through Athens in a trice; The prudent widow takes advice. But not a lawyer could unfold How they should neither have nor hold The very things that they were left. Besides, when once they were bereft, How they from nothing should confer The money that was due to her. When a long time was spent in vain, And no one could the will explain, She left the counsellors unfeed, And thus of her own self decreed: The minstrels, trinkets, plate, and dres, She gave the Lady to possess. Then Mrs. Notable she stocks With