Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
28. The Fox and The Mask (Perry
A Fox with his foot on a Mask,
Thus took the fair semblance to task.
"You're a real handsome face;
But what part of your case
Are your brains in, good Sir! let me ask?"
MASKS ARE THE FACES OF SHAMS
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The Baby's Own Aesop (verse fables by W.J. Linton), 1887. Illustrations by Walter Crane. Available online at International Children's Digital Library.