A Little Pretty Pocket-book/Mercury and the Woodman
Mercury and the Woodman.
A Woodman, at Work,
To Master Tommy, or Miss Polly.
By this you may see, my Dear, that Honesty is the best Policy; had Mercury found the Woodman a Rogue, he would not have given him any Thing; but as he was an honest Man, he not only gave him his own Ax, but a golden one also. Consider, my Dear, it is a fine Thing, to have a Golden Ax, and at the same Time the Love and Esteem of all the World besides, and that you will certainly have if you are strictly honest.
Your affectionate Friend,
Jack the Giant-Killer.