Rejoicing on their tyrant’s wedding-day, The people drowned their care in drink; While from the general joy did Aesop shrink, And showed its folly in this way. “The sun,” said he, once took it in his head To have a partner for his bed.
To win a race, the swiftness of a dart Avails not without a timely start. The hare and tortoise are my witnesses. Said tortoise to the swiftest thing that is, “I’ll bet that you’ll not reach, so soon as I The tree on yonder hill we spy.”