Fables for the Frivolous

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Fables for the Frivolous
(With Apologies to La Fontaine)

by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Guy Wetmore Carryl published this collection of humorous light verse in 1898. These poems are parodies of Aesop's Fables. Carryl’s dedication was “To My Father”. He added the following foreword:

NOTE:
I have pleasure in acknowledging the courteous permission of the editors to reprint in this form such of the following fables as were originally published in Harper’s periodicals, in Life, and in Munsey’s Magazine.
G. W. C.

Carryl’s subtitle “With Apologies to La Fontaine” is a reference to the Fables of Jean de La Fontaine, who also wrote humorous poems based on Aesop’s Fables.

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