The Dog in the Manger

029. THE DOG IN THE MANGER. A dog was lying in a manger full of hay; an ox, being hungry, came near and offered to eat of the hay; but the envious ill-natured cur, getting up and snarling at him, would not suffer him to touch it; upon which the ox, in the bitterness of his heart, said, “A curse light on thee, for a malicious wretch who wilt neither eat the hay thyself, nor suffer others to do it.” [more info]

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