Aesop's Fables: Sir Roger L'Estrange (1692)
180. A CROW AND A DOG (Perry 127)
A Crow invited a Dog to Joyn in a Sacrifice to Minerva. That will be
to no Purpose (says the Dog) for the Goddess has such an Aversion to ye,
that you are particularly excluded out of all Auguries. Ay, says the Crow,
but I'll Sacrifice the rather to her for That, to try if I can make her
THE MORAL. We find it in the Practice of the World, that Men take up
Religion more for Fear, Reputation, and Interest, than for true Affection.
L'Estrange originally published his version of the fables in 1692. There is a
very nice illustrated edition in the Children's Classics series by Knopf: Sir
Roger L'Estrange. Aesop
- Fables which is available at amazon.com.