The Ants and a Grasshopper

2.28. THE ANTS AND A GRASSHOPPER. As the Ants were airing their provisions one . winter, a hungry Grasshopper begged a charity of them. They told him, that he should have wrought in summer, if he would not have wanted in winter.
"Well," says the Grasshopper, "but I was not idle neither; for I sung out the whole season."
"Nay then," said they, "you'll e'en do well to make a merry year of it, and dance in winter to the tune that you sung in summer."
MORAL. Action and industry is the business of a wise and a good man, and nothing is so much to be despised as slothfulness. Go to the Ant, thou sluggard, says the Royal Preacher, consider her ways, and be wise. [more info]

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