L'Estrange. Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists

Today's free book is Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists by Roger L'Estrange. You can find out more about this book in the Aesop's Fables (English) unit of the Myth-Folklore UnTextbook.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books.



The image below is from the 1692 edition at Google Books; the motto — Nos non nobis — is an abbreviated form of the motto Nos non nobis nascimur, "We are not born for ourselves" (but for others).


1. A CAT AND A COCK
2. A WOLF AND A LAMB
3. A COCK AND A DIAMOND
4. A FROG AND A MOUSE
5. A LION AND A BEAR
6. A DOG AND A SHADOW
7. A LION, AN ASS, &C. A HUNTING
8. A WOLF AND A CRANE
9. A COUNTRYMAN AND A SNAKE
10. A CITY AND A COUNTRY MOUSE
11. A LION AND AN ASS
12. A CROW AND A MUSCLE
13. AN ASS AND A WHELP
14. A FOX AND A RAVEN
15. AN OLD LION
16. A LION AND A MOUSE
17. A SWALLOW AND OTHER BIRDS
18. A SICK KITE AND HER MOTHER
19. THE KITE, HAWK, AND PIGEONS
20. THE FROGS CHUSE A KING
21. A DOG AND A THIEF
22. A WOLF AND A SOW
23. A MOUNTAIN IN LABOUR
24. THE HARES AND THE FROGS
25. AN ASS, AN APE, AND A MOLE
26. AN ASS AND AN UNGRATEFUL MASTER
27. AN OLD DOG AND A MASTER
28. A COUNTRYMAN AND A SNAKE
29. A DOG, A SHEEP, AND A WOLF
30. A FOX AND A STORK
31. A WOLF, KID, AND GOAT
32. A FOX AND A CARV’D HEAD
33. A DAW AND BORROW’D FEATHERS
34. AN ANT AND A FLY
35. AN ASS AND A WOLF
36. A FROG AND AN OXE
37. A HORSE AND A LION
38. A HORSE AND AN ASS
39. A WOLF AND A FOX
40. A BAT AND A WEAZLE
41. A BAT, BIRDS AND BEASTS
42. AN ESTRICH, BIRDS, AND BEASTS
43. A LEAGUE BETWIXT THE WOLVES AND THE SHEEP
44. A STAG DRINKING
45. A SNAKE AND A FILE
46. AN AX AND A FOREST
47. A TREE AND A WEDGE
48. THE EAGLE AND ARROW
49. A THRUSH TAKEN WITH BIRDLIME
50. AN APE AND A FOX
51. THE BELLY AND MEMBERS
52. A LARK AND HER YOUNG ONES
53. THE STAG AND THE OXEN
54. A FOX AND A SICK LION
55. A FOX AND A WEAZLE
56. A BOAR AND A HORSE
57. A STAG AND A HORSE
58. TWO YOUNG MEN AND A COOK
59. A DOG AND A BUTCHER
60. A WOLF, A LAMB AND A GOAT
61. A CAT AND VENUS
62. A FATHER AND HIS SONS
63. A TRUMPETER TAKEN PRISONER
64. A LADEN ASS AND A HORSE
65. A FOWLER AND A PIGEON
66. A DOG AND A WOLF
67. A COLLIER AND A FULLER
68. A THRUSH AND A SWALLOW
69. A FARMER AND HIS DOGS
70. A CAMEL AT FIRST SIGHT
71. A FOX AND A LION
72. AN EAGLE AND A FOX
73. AN EAGLE AND A DAW
74. A HUSBANDMAN AND A STORK
75. A BOY AND FALSE ALARMS
76. A DOG IN A MANGER
77. AN OLD WEAZLE AND MICE
78. AN OLD TREE TRANSPLANTED
79. A SHEEP AND A CROW
80. A CAMEL PRAYING FOR HORNS
81. A FOX AND A HARE TO JUPITER
82. A PEACOCK TO JUNO
83. A FOX AND A GOAT
84. COCKS AND A PARTRIDGE
85. A BRAGGING TRAVELLER
86. AN IMPOSTOR TO THE ORACLE
87. A WOMAN AND A FAT HEN
88. A FORTUNE TELLER
89. A CUNNING-WOMAN
90. AN ASTROLOGER AND A TRAVELER
91. A HUNTED BEVER
92. A MAN BIT BY A DOG
93. A THUNNY AND A DOLPHIN
94. TWO ENEMIES AT SEA
95. A DOCTOR AND HIS PATIENT
96. MERCURY AND A TRAVELLER
97. A FOWLER AND A BLACK-BIRD
98. A SHEPHERD TURN’D MERCHANT
99. A BOY AND HIS MOTHER
100. AN OLD MAN AND A LION
101. A FOX AND A BRAMBLE
102. A FOX AND A CROCODILE
103. A FOX THAT LOST HIS TAIL
104. A FOX AND HUNTSMEN
105. A MAN AND A WOODEN GOD
106. AN EAGLE AND A MAN
107. A DOG INVITED TO SUPPER
108. A FISHERMAN AND HIS PIPE
109. A FATHER AND HIS SONS
110. A FISHERMAN'S GOOD LUCK
111. LARGE PROMISES
112. DEATH AND AN OLD MAN
113. A DOCTOR AND A PATIENT WITH SORE EYES
114. FISHERMEN DISAPPOINTED
115. AN APE AND A FOX
116. A CAT AND MICE
117. A SMITH AND HIS DOG
118. A BOASTING MULE
119. A LYON AND A BULL
120. A DOG AND A WOLF
121. A LYONESS AND A FOX
122. TWO COCKS FIGHTING
123. A LYON IN LOVE
124. A FAWN AND A STAG
125. JUPITER AND A BEE
126. A YOUNG MAN AND A SWALLOW
127. WASPS IN A HONEY POT
128. MERCURY AND A CARPENTER
129. A FOX AND GRAPES
130. A WOLF AND A LION
131. A BOY AND A SNAKE
132. A HARE AND A TORTOISE
133. A MOLE AND HER DAM
134. A FOWLER AND A PARTRIDGE
135. APPLES AND HORSE-TURDS
136. A PEACH, AN APPLE, AND A BLACKBERRY
137. WASPS, PARTRIDGES, AND A HUSBANDMAN
138. A FLEA AND A MAN
139. A FLEA AND HERCULES
140. JUPITER AND A SERPENT
141. A MAN AND TWO WIVES
142. TWO FROGS THAT WANTED WATER
143. A LARK IN A NET
144. A MISER BURYING HIS GOLD
145. A DOG AND A COCK UPON A JOURNEY
146. A BAT, BRAMBLE, AND CORMORANT
147. A STAG WITH ONE EYE
148.A GOAT AND A VINE
149. A STAG AND A LYON
150. A GARDINER AND HIS DOG
151. A SOW AND A DOG
152. AN ASS, A LION, AND A COCK
153. A SOW AND A BITCH
154. A SNAKE AND A CRAB
155. A SHEPHERD AND A WOLF'S WHELP
156. A LION, FOX, AND A WOLF
157. A WIFE AND A DRUNKEN HUSBAND
158. A SWAN AND A GOOSE
159. A SWALLOW AND A CROW
160. THE WASHING OF A BLACKMORE
161. A RAVEN AND A SWAN
162. A NIGHTINGALE AND A BAT
163. TWO TRAVELLERS AND A BAG OF MONEY
164. TWO NEIGHBOUR-FROGS
165. A BOY AND COCKLES
166. A BEE- MASTER
167. AN APE AND A DOLPHIN
168. A KINGSFISHER
169. MERCURY AND A STATUARY
170. MERCURY AND TIRESIAS
171. FISHING IN TROUBLED WATERS
172. AN UNHAPPY MATCH
173. A HOUND AND A MASTIFF
174. A WOLF AND A KID
175. A FOX AND A CRAB
176. A MUSICIAN
177. THIEVES THAT STOLE A COCK
178. A RAVEN AND A SNAKE
179. A CROW AND A RAVEN
180. A CROW AND A DOG
181. A DAW AND PIGEONS
182. JUPITER AND FRAUD
183. A DAW WITH A STRING AT'S FOOT
184. JUPITER'S WEDDING
185. JUPITER AND MODESTY
186. A WOLF AND A SHEEP
187. HARES, FOXES, AND EAGLES
188. AN ANT FORMERLY A MAN
189. A WILD ASS AND A TAME
190. TRAVELLERS BY THE SEA SIDE
191. ASSES TO JUPITER
192. AN ASS AND THE FROGS
193. A LYON, ASS, AND FOX
194. A GALL'D ASS AND RAVEN
195. A HEN AND A SWALLOW
196. A PIGEON AND A CROW
197. A PIGEON AND A PICTURE
198. A WOMAN AND HER TWO DAUGHTERS
199. A SHEPHERD AND HIS SHEEP
200. JUPITER AND A HERDSMAN
201. A GNAT CHALLENGES A LION

Fable 255. (1) A Mouse in a Chest.
256. (2) A Husband-man and Ceres.
257. (3) A Country-man and a Hawk.
Fable 258. (4) A Swallow and a Spider.
Fable 259. (5) A Country-man and a River.
Fable 260. (6) A Pigeon and a Pye.
261. (7) A Cuckow and a Hawk.
262. (8) A Country-Man and an Ass.
Fable 263. (9) A Fox and a Knot of Gossips.
264. (10) Capons Fat and Lean.
265. (11) Oxen and a Piece of Timber.
266. (12) Trees Straight and Crooked.
267. (13) A Swan and a Stork.
268. (14) The Inconsolable Widow.
269. (15) A Wench parting with her Sweetheart.
270. (16) A Fly upon a Wheel.
271. (17) An Eele and a Snake.
Fable 272. (19) Seamen Praying to Saints.
273. (20) The Fishes and the Frying-Pan.
Fable 274. (21) A League of Beasts and Fishes.
Fable 275. (22) A Covetous Ambassador.
276. (23) An Old Friend and a Cardinal.
277. (24) A Young Droll and a Crooked Old Man.
278. (25) An Old Fellow and a Young Wench.
279. (26) An Eagle and a Pye.
280. (28) A Country-man and a Mouse.
281. (29) A Sick Hermit.
282. (30) A Rich Man and a Foolish Servant.
283. (31) A Widow had a Mind to Marry.
284. (32) Town-Dogs and Country-Dogs.
285. (--) A Snake to Jupiter.
286. (34) The Frogs and Tortoises.
287. (35) The Mice and the Oak.
288. (36) A Run-away Dog and his Master.
289. (37) The Birds and Beetles.
290. (38) A Bear and Bees.
291. (39) A Fowler and a Chaffinch.
292. (40) A Soldier and two Horses.
293. (41) A Spaniel and a Sow.
294. (42) Oxen and Timber.
295. (43) A Goldfinch and a Boy.
296. (44) A Droll and a Bishop.
297. (45) A Lapwing Preferr'd.
298. (46) A Priest and Pears.
299. (48) A Horse and a Hog.
300. (49) A Hunts-man and a Currier.
301. (50) A Hermit and a Soldier.
302. (51) A Husband and Wife twice Married.
303. (52) A Lion and a Mouse.
304. (54) Wax and Brick.
305. (55) A Husbandman turn'd Soldier and Merchant.
306. (56) An Ass puts in for an Office.
307. (57) A River and a Fountain.
308. (58) A Wicked Man and the Devil.
309. (59) A Council of Birds for Chusing more Kings.
310. (60) A Woman that would needs Die for her Husband.
311. (61) A Son Singing at his Mother's Funeral.
312. (62) A Jealous Husband.
313. (63) A Man that would not take a Clyster.
314. (64) A Wolf and a Sick Ass.
315. (--) A Fox and a Sick Cock.
316. (65) Three Things are the Better for Beating.
317. (66) The Ass's Wish.
318. (67) A Cat and Mice.
319. (--) A Boar and a Fox.
310. (69) A Wolf and a Porcupine.
321. (70) A Mouse and a Kite.
322. (71) A Cockle and Jupiter.
323. (--) A Bitch ready to Puppy.
324. (72) A Hedge-Hog and a Snake.
325. (73) A Fox and a Hare.
326. (74) An Old Man resolv'd to give over Whoring.
327. (75) An Impertinent and a Philosopher.
328. (76) A Wolfe in a Sheeps-Skin.
329. (77) An Incorrigible Son.
330. (78) A Sheep-Biter Hang'd.
331. (79) A Bull and a Ram.
332. (80) A Widow and a Green Ass.
333. (81) An Eagle and Rabbets.
334. (82) A Pike sets up for Sovereignty.
335. (83) A Sheep picks a Quarrel with a Shepherd.
336. (84) A Creaking Wheel.
337. (85) A Man had a mind to try his Friends.
338. (86) A Fox Praising Hare's Flesh.
339. (88) A Plain Horse wins the Prize.
340. (89) A Country-man and a Kid.
341. (90) A Weak Young Man and a Wolfe.
342. (91) A Lad Robbing an Orchard.
343. (92) A Nightingale and a Hawk.
344. (93) A Lion and a Hog.
345. (94) A Gnat and a Bee.
346. (95) A Lion, Ass, and Hare.
347. (96) Pigeons Reconcile the Hawks.
348. (97) A Woman that brought a Fire into the House.
349. (98) A Corrupt Officer.
350. (99) An Old Man that was willing to put off Death.
351. (100) A Miser and his Bags.

352. Industry and Sloth
353. A Cock and Fox
354. A Tailor and his Wife
355. A Woman Drowned
356. A Bishop and a Curate
357. A Husband, Wife, and Ghostly Father
358. And Old Man and an Ass
359. A Man Dreamt he found Gold
360. A Country Fellow and a Dog
361. A Florentine and a Horse-Courser
362. A Christian and a Pagan
363. An Ass Taught Grammar
364. A Priest and Epiphany.
365. A Tavern Reckoning paid with a Song.
366. A Frier, a Laick and a Wolf.
367. A Priest and a Sick Man.
368. A Physician that Cur'd Mad-Men.
369. A Country-Fellow Climbing a Tree.
370. One that had lost his Money and Cloaths at Play.
371. A Blinkard Buying of Wheat.
372. A Country-man with his Asses.
373. A Man that Carried his Plough to Ease his Oxen.
374. A Fox and a Cat.
375. The Dancing Apes.
376. An Ass and Two Travellers.
377. Mercury and Fishermen.
378. An Eagle and a  beetle.
379. An Owl and Little Birds.
380. A Gourd and a Pine.
381. A Raven and Wolves.
382. Arion and a Dolphin.
383. A Spider and the Gout.
384. A Lamb, a Wolf and a Goat.
385. Jupiter's Altar Robb'd.
386. The Crows and Pigeons.
387. A Gard'ner and his Landlord.
388. Jupiter's Two Wallets
389. A King and a Rich Subject.
390. A Merchant and a Seaman.
391. Mice, Cat and a Bell.
392. Usurers and Curriers
393. Two Travellers of Differing humours.
394. An Agreement between the Wolves and the Dogs.
395. A Wolf turn'd Shepherd.
396. An Ass and a Lion.
397. An Ape and a Mountebank.
398. Boys and Frogs.
399. A Council of Beasts.
400. A Cock and a Fox-Case.
401. A Cobler turn'd Doctor.
402. A Cobler and a Financier.
403. The Eagle, Cat and Sow.
404. The Frogs and the Bulls.
405. The Frogs and the Sun.
406. The Fox Condemn'd.
407. A Man at a Fish-Dinner.
408. Two Laden-Asses.
409. A Black-Bird afraid of a Kyte.
410. A Fox and Wolf.
411. Two Travellers find an Oyster.
412. A Raging Lion.
413. The Kingdom of Apes.
414. An Ass made a Judge of Musick
415. An Ape Judge betwixt a Fox and a Wolf.
416. An Ape and a Lion in his Kingdom.
417. Two Laden Asses
418. A Boar Challengesan Ass.
419. A Cuckow and Little Birds
420. Hungry Dogs  and a Raw-Hide.
421. An Ass and a Shadow.
422. A Country-Fellow and a River.
423. A Bladder with Beans in't.
424. A Fox and a Divining Cock.
425. The Moon Begs a New Gown.
426. A Young Fellow about to Marry.
427. A Woman trusted with a Secret.
428. A Woman and Thrushes.
429. Two Soldiers go Halves.
430. A Lion and a Man.
431. A Hare and a Sparrow.
432. A Fox and a Cock.
433. Joy and Sorrow are near A-kin.
434. The Owl and the Sun.
435. Jupiter and a Farmer.
436. A Wolf turns Religious.
437. The Asses Skin.
438. A Fool and a Hot Iron.
439. A Cock and Horses.
440. A Gard'ner and a Mole.
441. A Man and a Weazle.
442. A Woman, Cat and Mice.
443. A Man in Tears for the Loss of his Wife.
444. A Rich Man that would be no Richer.
445. An Eagle sets up for a Beauty.
446. An Image Expos'd to Sale.
447. Demetrius and Menander.
448. A Consultation about Securing a Town.
449. A Hedge Destroy'd for Bearing no Fruit.
450. A Bull and a Gnat.
451. Rats that Eat Copper.
452. A Woman Reviv'd with Beating
453. Two Friends and Fortune
454. A Boy that would not learn his Book
455. Hercules and Pluto
456. A Lion, Boar and Vultures.
457. A Man that would never Hear Ill News.
458. A Miser and Rotten Apples.
459. The Devil Refus'd to Marry.
460. A Countryman and Jupiter
461. A Bee that went over to the Drones.
462. A Crow and a Raven.
463. The Bitches Bed-maker.
464. A Trusty  Dog and his Master
465. A Fool and a Sieve.
466. A Fig-Tree and a Thorn.
467. A Wolf and a Fox.
468. A Rich Man and a Poor.
469. A Wolf and a Hog.
470. A Farmer and his Servant.
471. A Satyr and Fire.
472. A Generous Lion
473. A Brother and a Sister.
474. The Bees and the Drones.
475. A Fox and a Dragon.
476. The Shipwreck of Simonides.
477. Two Men and a Halter.
478. A Mountebank and a Bear.
479. A Skittish Horse.
480. No Laws against Flattery.
481. Three Dreaming Travelers.
482. Reason of State.
483. An Eagle and a Leveret.
484. A Dog and his Master.
485. Two Doctors and a Sheep
486. Few Friends.
487. An Ass Carrying an Image.
488. A Dog and a Cat.
489. Aristotle's Definition of a Tyrant.
490. A Country-man and a Panther.
491. A Mastiff and an Ass.
492. A Laconique Try'd and Sentenc'd
493. Machiavel Condemn'd
494. A Dispute betwixt a Doctor, a Vint'ner and a Botcher
495. There's no To Morrow
496. A Lady in Trouble for the Loss of a Set of Horses
497. The Hypocrite
498. The Conscientious Thieves
499. The Trepanning Wolf
500. A Miller and a Rat.


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