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The Miser and his Gold; the Golden Eggs

Crane, Walter, 1900, Publisher's print
The Miser and his Gold; the Golden Eggs
The Miser and his Gold; the Golden Eggs
The Miser and his Gold; the Golden Eggs
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The Miser and his Gold; the Golden Eggs. Illustrated page from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
The illustrations sit in two circles beside their accompanying rhymes. In the top left, an old man in robes and a hat with a long flowing beard is holding and picking through a vessel of coins. Behind is a spade, trees, and another robed and hatted man who is looking through the trees. Coins decorate the outside of the picture and the rhyme reads:
"The Miser and his Gold

He buried his gold in a hole.
One saw, and the treasure he stole.
Said another, "What matter?
Don't raise such a clatter,
You can still go and sit by the hole."

Use alone gives value.

In the lower half of the page a man in a tunic and hat is sitting at a table eating a goose. On the floor is a broken egg and a feather. Geese designs decorate the corners outside the picture. The rhyme reads,
"The Golden Eggs

A golden egg, one every day,
That simpleton's goose used to lay;
So he killed the poor thing,
Swifter fortune to bring,
And dined off his fortune that day.

Greed overeaches [sic] itself."
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17.8 x 18.8 cm
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