Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
64. The Herdsman's Vows (Perry
A kid vowed to Jove, so might he
Find his herd, and his herd he did see
Soon, of lions the prey:
Then 'twas - "Get me away,
And a goat of the best take for free."
HOW OFTEN WOULD WE MEND OUR WISHES
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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.