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 icomeilatity Was the Quellicn. Ah thou Blelled Bird! (fays he) the

C] " Delight <<<< of Gods, and of Men! and lo he lays himfelf forth upon

 -rhe”QraeeFulnelEof the Ravens Perlon,and the Beauty of his Plumes ;

by V ihih Adiénirable Gift of Aucgmy,&c. And now, fays the Fox, IF thou M

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 s the Sun in the Pirmament could not {hew the World {`uch Another

{Q, is Creature. This Nauieous Plattery (ets the Revert immediately a __ Gaping as Wide as ever he could {htetch, to give the Fox a talle of CX, his Pipe; but upon the Opening of his Mouth, he drops his Break-

 falt, which the Pax prefently Chopt up, and then had him remem-

{ Y ber, that whatever he had laid of his Beazuy, he had lpoken Nothing ° yet"-Dil Brains. i C `

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A beifeisiiburaqy any man Living that may nat de tvroaglzt upon mere or Jef 5) < B iFIartery ; For we do all cfu; Narurul[y(}ver1veeu in our Own Fmmur : Bu: _ t when it comes to 56 iA,0p{y’d once tv a Vain Foo], it makes him fray time: *

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g iipei r G A Tu r s Fable fhews us the Danger and the Nature of Flattery. Ir calls Good

 * s Things [by Ill Names, and lll by Good ; but it will never be out of Credit,

Y fo long as there are linaves to Give it, and Fools to Take it. lt is never C B more Pernieiousthan in the Courts of Great Princes, becaufe a good deal of

  • C Z it looks like Duty; as in private Cafes, it carries a face of Friendlhip. The i

A A way to Rife is to Picafe, and whatever is gotten by’t, comes by Treachery. ei r L, sirs Tis a Delign that endangers both Body, Soul, and Eiiate; and not One Man j _ of aMillion that’s Proof againit ir. But Great and Good Men will rather C look for their Charaeker in the Writings and Precepts of the Philofophers. j gthan _-ri i ri the Iuhiperhslesr of their Flatteters. For they know very well that Wifi i C rBzm‘k; are the Only True Friends. BY l`iii ij a Fawning, Crafty Knave, and a Vain, Ealie Fool, well met. in yl thisipiliable of the Fax and the Raven; which is no more at lail, than One t iort;-ryofiilialcal Cejeling Another; And then to lbew us, both that Impudence \villf,{tiek,Qr,at Nothing, and that a Sel£Conceited F op will fwallow Any thing, the Beauty forfoorh, and his Voice are the Tvpiques, tliat»R6‘jv¤rc! hasimzidejehoice of to Dilare upon. The twomain Ends oi`Flattery,,are*il’r0fir, Z Or s3i€€Y5fEl10L1gl1 there are many others too than are lefs Principal; but in yi is fome refpeet r»rr icrother, Redueible to theft: Heads. The One is too Merce r nary, and the Other too Servilc, for aman of Worth. There are allo feveral torts and degrees of it under this Divihon; and divers ways of Addrefsand Application. But Platzer) is Flatrcg Hill, and the Moral extends to All. » 'Tis