Aesop's Fables (Joseph Jacobs)
Jacobs 81. The Old Woman and the Wine-Jar (Perry
You must know that sometimes old women like a glass of wine. One of
this sort once found a Wine-jar lying in the road, and eagerly went up
to it hoping to find it full. But when she took it up she found that all
the wine had been drunk out of it. Still she took a long sniff at the
mouth of the Jar. "Ah," she cried,
"What memories cling 'round the instruments of our pleasure."
Fables of Aesop, by Joseph Jacobs with illustrations by
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