The Cheat (Fable 55)

~Aesop, 1480~

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Aesop relating his fables. NYPL Digital Collections.

A poor man, being very ill and getting worse, promised the gods to sacrifice to them one hundred oxen if they saved him from death. Continue reading

Death, An Appointment

To love here on Earth,

Is indeed to prepare the way for sorrow,

for all who love must be parted,

by the great appointment.

~ From Sermons of Consolation by F.W. P. Greenwood, 1847 ~

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Wenzel von Olmutz after Master of the Housebook, The Lovers, c. 1490, engraving, Rosenwald Collection