Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
22. The Man That Pleased None (Perry
Through the town this good Man and his Son
Strove to ride as to please every one:
Self, Son or both tried,
Then the Ass had a ride;
While the world, at their efforts, poked fun.
YOU CANNOT HOPE TO PLEASE ALL: DON'T TRY
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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.