Aesop's Fables: Sir Roger L'Estrange (1692)
197. A PIGEON AND A PICTURE (Perry
A Pigeon saw the Picture of a Glass with Water in’t, and taking it to
be Water indeed, flew rashly and eagerly up to’t for a Soup to quench
her Thirst. She broke her Feathers against the Frame of the Picture, and
falling to the Ground upon’t, was taken up by the By-Standers.
THE MORAL. Rash Men do many Things in Haste that they Repent of at
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.