Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
13. The Dog in The Manger (Perry
A Cow sought a mouthful of hay;
But a Dog in the manger there lay,
And he snapped out "how now?"
When, most mildly, the Cow
Adventured a morsel to pray.
DON'T BE SELFISH
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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.