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The Snake and the File; The Fox and the Crow

Crane, Walter, 1900, Publisher's print
The Snake and the File; The Fox and the Crow
The Snake and the File; The Fox and the Crow
The Snake and the File; The Fox and the Crow
Category
Library Item
Item no
40051
Title
The Snake and the File; The Fox and the Crow. Illustrated page from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
Description
In the left-hand panel a snake bites into a file with a face on it. Behind, is a basket of tools, hand bellows and a fire. The panel on the right shows a crow perched on a branch with a piece of cheese in its beak, while looking up at it, tongue out, is a fox. In the centre of the page are the rhymes, one above the other:
"The Snake and the File

A snake, in a fix, tried a file
for a dinner."'Tis not worth your while,"
Said the steel, "don't mistake;
I'm accustomed to take;
To give's not the way of a File."

We may meet our match.

The Fox and the Crow

Said sly fox to the crow with the cheese,
"Let me hear your sweet voice, now, do please!"
And this crow, being weak,
Cawed the bit from her beak,
"Music charms," said the fox, "and here's cheese!"

Beware of flatterers."
Artist / maker
Date
1900
Size
17.8 x 18.8 cm
Type
Publisher's print
Location
Art and Design Library
Rights and purchasing
Option
Price
Digital FileElectronic file 72 dpi JPEG
£5.80(inc. VAT 20%)
Digital FileElectronic File 300 dpi TIFF
£29.40(inc. VAT 20%)
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