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Hot and Cold, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'

Crane, Walter, 1900, Publisher's print
Hot and Cold, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
Hot and Cold, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
Hot and Cold, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
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Hot and Cold, illustrated page from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
The picture is divided in half by a leafless tree. On the left a hatted man with a crook under his arm, blows on his fingers. A goat-legged satyr huddles his arms together beside him. To the right of the tree, beneath a canopy of animal skin, the same man sits on a bale at a table and blows on a steaming bowl. A second satyr, standing above a second bowl, looks on. The rhyme is inset above the picture, and flanked on either side by winged putti. It reads:
"Hot and Cold

When to warm his cold fingers man blew,
And again, but to cool the hot stew;
Simple satyr, unused
To man's ways, felt confused,
When the same mouth blew hot and cold too!

Aesop aimed at double dealing."
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17.8 x 18.8 cm
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