Tales and Novels of J. de La Fontaine — Volume 10
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The Project Gutenberg Ebook Imitation of Anacreon, by Jean de La Fontaine #10 in our series by Jean de LaFontaine (The Tales and Novels)Copyright laws are changing all over the world. Be sure to check the copyright laws for your country beforedownloading or redistributing this or any other Project Gutenberg eBook.This header should be the first thing seen when viewing this Project Gutenberg file. Please do not remove it. Do notchange or edit the header without written permission.Please read the "legal small print," and other information about the eBook and Project Gutenberg at the bottom ofthis file. Included is important information about your specific rights and restrictions in how the file may be used. Youcan also find out about how to make a donation to Project Gutenberg, and how to get involved.**Welcome To The World of Free Plain Vanilla Electronic Texts****EBooks Readable By Both Humans and By Computers, Since 1971*******These EBooks Were Prepared By Thousands of Volunteers*****Title: The Tales and Novels, v10: Imitation of AnacreonAuthor: Jean de La FontaineRelease Date: March, 2004 [EBook #5284] [Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule] [This file was firstposted on June 14, 2002]Edition: 10Language: English*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK TALES AND NOVELS OF FONTAINE, V10 ***This eBook was produced by David Widger THE TALES AND NOVELS OF J. DE LA FONTAINEVolume 10. Contains: The ...

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Title: The Tales and Novels, v10: Imitation ofAnacreonAuthor: Jean de La FontaineRelease Date: March, 2004 [EBook #5284] [Yes,we are more than one year ahead of schedule][This file was first posted on June 14, 2002]Edition: 10Language: English*E*B* OSTOAK RTTA LOEF ST AHNE DP NROOJVEECLST  GOFU TFEONNBTEARINGE,V10 ***This eBook was produced by David Widger<widger@cecomet.net>
TDHE EL TA AFLOENST AAINNDE NOVELS OF J.Volume 10.          Contains:            The Two Friends            The Country Justice            Alice Sick            The Kiss Returned            Sister Jane            An Imitation of Anacreon            Another Imitation of AnacreonTHE TWO FRIENDS          AXIOCHUS, a handsome youth of old,          And Alcibiades, (both gay and bold,)          So well agreed, they kept a beauteous belle,          With whom by turns they equally woulddwell.          IT happened, one of them so nicely played,          The fav'rite lass produced a little maid,          Which both extolled, and each his ownbelieved,          Though doubtless one or t'other was
deceived.          BUT when to riper years the bantling grew,          And sought her mother's foot-steps topursue,          Each friend desired to be her chosen swain,          And neither would a parent's name retain.          SAID one, why brother, she's your veryshade;          The features are the same-:-your lookspervade.          Oh no, the other cried, it cannot be          Her chin, mouth, nose, and eyes, with your'sagree;          But that as 'twill, let me her favours win,          And for the pleasure I will risk the sin.JTUHSE TCICOEUNTRY          TWO lawyers to their cause so well
adhered,          A country justice quite confused appeared,          By them the facts were rendered so obscure          With which the truth remained he was not.erus          At length, completely tired, two straws hesought          Of diff'rent lengths, and to the partiesbrought.          These in his hand he held:—the plaintiffwerd          (So fate decreed) the shortest of the two.          On this the other homeward took his way,          To boast how nicely he had gained the day.          THE bench complained: the magistratereplied          Don't blame I pray—'tis nothing new I'vetried;          Courts often judge at hazard in the law,          Without deciding by the longest straw.ALICE SICK
          SICK, Alice grown, and fearing dire event,          Some friend advised a servant should betnes          Her confessor to bring and ease her mind;—          Yes, she replied, to see him I'm inclined;          Let father Andrew instantly be sought:—          By him salvation usually I'm taught.          A MESSENGER was told, without delay,          To take, with rapid steps, the convent way;          He rang the bell—a monk enquired his,eman          And asked for what, or whom, the fellow.emac          I father Andrew want, the wight replied,          Who's oft to Alice confessor and guide:          With Andrew, cried the other, would youspeak?          If that's the case, he's far enough to seek;          Poor man! he's left us for the regionsblessed,          And has in Paradise ten years confessed.
THE KISS RETURNED          AS WILLIAM walking with his wife was seen,          A man of rank admired her lovely mien.          Who gave you such a charming fair? hecried,          May I presume to kiss your beauteousbride?          With all my heart, replied the humble swain,          You're welcome, sir:—I beg you'll notrefrain;          She's at your service: take the boon, I pray;          You'll not such offers meet with ev'ry day.                    TToH Eg egt ean tkliesms,a anl opnroe cheee dheadd  aass pdireesidr;ed;                    STho afte rPveetrntolny ehlloa wbel'uesrh heed  part eesvs'reyd  shipe.r lip,          SEVEN days had scarcely run, when to his,smra          The other took a wife with seraph charms;          And William was allowed to have a kiss,          That filled his soul with soft ecstatick bliss.          Cried he, I wish, (and truly I am grieved)          That when the gentleman a kiss received,          From her I love, he'd gone to greater height,          And with my Petronella passed the night.
SISTER JANE          WHEN Sister Jane, who had produced achild,          In prayer and penance all her hoursbeguiled          Her sister-nuns around the lattice pressed;          On which the abbess thus her flockaddressed:          Live like our sister Jane, and bid adieu          To worldly cares:—have better things in.weiv                    YWEhSe,n t hweey  wriethp lileodv,e  whea vsea geeq uliaklely  hbeer esnh farlle be.e,
AANN AIMCIRTEAOTINON OF          PAINTER in Paphos and Cythera famed                    TDheopiuc th, aI stp rnaoyt,  stheee na tbhsee nlot vIreilsy'  fnaycme.ph I'venamed;                    TFhore  tbheyt tiners tfrourc ttihoyn  pheear cter.ansTcheennd ewniltl  Ig rtraaccee.                    TBaekgien t hweitnh  tlihlye  wLhoivtee sa annd db lGursahicnegs ro sBeu,t whatdoog          Words, idle words? for Beauty's Goddessdluoc                    TBhy eI risse cbree tr efrpalaucded,t hneoirr  gornaec es uspop eoqseualshows.                    TOhf othu ea ts aCmyteh Ierrisa  cVoeunludss tf, oart mP aanpehow.s too,ANOTHER IMITATION
OF ANACREON          PRONE, on my couch I calmly slept          Against my wont. A little child          Awoke me as he gently crept          And beat my door. A tempest wild          Was raging-dark and cold the night.          "Have pity on my naked plight,"          He begged, "and ope thy door".—"Thyname?"          I asked admitting him.—"The same          "Anon I'll tell, but first must dry          "My weary limbs, then let me try          "My mois'ened bow."—Despite my fear          The hearth I lit, then drew me near          My guest, and chafed his fingers cold.          "Why fear?" I thought. "Let me be bold          "No Polyphemus he; what harm          "In such a child?—Then I'll be calm!"          The playful boy drew out a dart,          Shook his fair locks, and to my heart          His shaft he launch'd.—"Love is my name,"          He thankless cried, "I hither came          "To tame thee. In thine ardent pain          "Of Cupid think and young Climene."—          "Ah! now I know thee, little scamp,          "Ungrateful, cruel boy! Decamp!"          Cupid a saucy caper cut,          Skipped through the door, and as it shut,          "My bow," he taunting cried, "is sound,          "Thy heart, poor comrade, feels the wound."