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Fables

The most famous writers of fables are—

Pilpay, among the Hindus.

Lokman, among the Arabs. Æsop and Babrios, among the Greeks.

Phædrus and Arianus, among the Romans. Faerne, Abstemius, and Casti, among the Italians. The last wrote The Talking Animals. La Fontaine and Florian, among the French.

John Gay and Edward Moore, among our own countrymen. The former is sometimes called “The English Æsop.”

Lessing and Pfeffel, among the Germans.

Krilof, among the Russians.

(See Aesop.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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