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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Fox and the Grapes
By Babrius (c. Second Century A.D.)
 
Translation of James Davies

THERE hung some bunches of the purple grape
On a hillside. A cunning fox, agape
For these full clusters, many times essayed
To cull their dark bloom, many vain leaps made.
They were quite ripe, and for the vintage fit;        5
But when his leaps did not avail a whit,
He journeyed on, and thus his grief composed:—
“The bunch was sour, not ripe, as I supposed.”
 
 
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