Aesop's Fables: Sir Roger L'Estrange (1692)
65. A FOWLER AND A PIGEON (Perry 115)
As a Country Fellow was making a Shoot at a Pigeon, he trod upon a Snake
that bit him by the Leg. The Surprize startled him, and away flew the
THE MORAL. We are to distinguish betwixt the Benefits of good Will,
and those of Providence: For the latter are immediately from Heaven, where
no humane Intention intervenes.
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.