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Aesop In Rhyme – 07

Primary Poems | 6-8 yrs | Reading Pod


A mastiff in a stable lay,
Couch’d on a manger full of hay.
When any thing drew near to eat,
He quickly forced it to retreat.
An ox then cried, “detested creature,
How vile is thy malignant nature,
Which will not others let enjoy
That which thou never canst employ!”


A stag pursued with horn and hound
In a thick vineyard shelter found.
Soon as he thought the danger past,
He on the vine began to feast.
The huntsman hears the rustling noise,
And through half-eaten leaves descries
His branching horns, the pack recalls,
And merited the creature falls
To his ingratitude a prey.

Those their protectors who betray,
Unpitying, all the world will see
Consign’d to death and infamy.


Titles and ribands, bought with shame,
Folly and vice but more proclaim.
A man who own’d a vicious dog,
Upon his collar fix’d a log,
Which the vain cur supposed to be
A note of worth and dignity.
A mastiff saw his foolish pride;
“Puppy,” indignantly he cried,
“That thing is put about your neck
Your mischievous designs to check;
And to who see you to declare,
Of what a currish race you are.”

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Read these beautiful poems and rhymes for kids. List of the poems included in this poem eBook:

  1. The Dog In The Manger
  2. The Stag And The Vine
  3. The Mischievous Dog
  4. The Sick Man And The Physician
  5. The Farmer And His Son
  6. The Swallow And The Birds
  7. The Boasting Traveller
  8. The Old Woman And Her Maids
  9. Industry And Sloth
  10. Industry And Sloth

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