Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
1. The Fox and The Grapes (Perry
This Fox has a longing for grapes:
He jumps, but the bunch still escapes.
So he goes away sour;
And, 'tis said, to this hour
Declares that he's no taste for grapes.
THE GRAPES OF DISAPPOINTMENT ARE ALWAYS SOUR
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The Baby's Own Aesop (verse fables by W.J. Linton), 1887. Illustrations by Walter Crane. Available online at International Children's Digital Library.