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Abstemius's Fables (Sir Roger L'Estrange)

273. (Abstemius 20) The Fishes and the Frying-Pan.

A Cook was frying a Dish of Live Fish, and so soon as ever they felt the Heat of the Pan; There's no enduring of This, cry'd one, and so they all leapt into the Fire; and instead of mending the Matter, they were worse now than before.
The Remedy is many times worse than the Disease.


Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists: Abstemius's Fables by Sir Roger L'Estrange. Available online at Google Books.