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Abstemius's Fables (Sir Roger L'Estrange)

325. (Abstemius 73) A Fox and a Hare.

A Fox and a Hare were in a warm Contest once, which of the Two could make the best Shift in the World. When I am pursu'd, says the Hare, I can shew the Dogs a Fair Pair of Heels, and run away from 'em at pleasure: And yet for all that, says the Fox, I have baffled more of 'em with my Wiles and Shifts, than ever You did with your Footmanship.
Wisdom is as much beyond Force, as Men are beyond Brutes.


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