The Thirsty Dove

116. THE THIRSTY DOVE. A Pigeon saw the Picture of a Glass with Water in’t, and taking it to be Water indeed, flew rashly and eagerly up to’t for a Soup to quench her Thirst. She broke her Feathers against the Frame of the Picture, and falling to the Ground upon’t, was taken up by the By-Standers. THE MORAL. Rash Men do many Things in Haste that they Repent of at Leisure. (Sir Roger L'Estrange) [more info]

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