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Epictetus, Works (ed. Thomas Wentworth Higginson) 26 0 Browse Search
Plato, Republic 16 0 Browse Search
Epictetus, Works (ed. George Long) 16 0 Browse Search
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P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses (ed. Brookes More) 6 0 Browse Search
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Phaedrus, The Fables of Phaedrus (ed. Christopher Smart, Christopher Smart, A. M.), book 1, The Frogs Desiring a King (search)
The Frogs Desiring a King With equal laws when Athens throve, The petulance of freedom drove Their state to license, which overthrew Those just restraints of old they knew. Hence, as a factious discontent Through every rank and order went, Pisistratus the tyrant form'd A party, and the fort he storm'd: Which yoke, while all bemoaned in grief (Not that he was a cruel chief, But they unused to be controlled) Then Esop thus his fable told: The Frogs, a freeborn people made, From out their marsh with clamor pray'd That Jove a monarch would assign With power their manners to refine. The sovereign smiled, and on their bog Bent his petitioners a log, Which, as it dash'd upon the place, At first alarm'd the tim'rous race. But ere it long had lain to cool, One slily peep'd out of the pool, And finding it a king in jest, He boldly summoned all the rest. Now, void of fear, the tribe advance, And on the timber leap'd and danced, And having let their fury loose, In gross affronts and rank abuse,