Tuesday, November 2, 2010

L'Estrange: A Hen and Golden Eggs.

A Certain Good Woman had a Hen, that laid her Golden Eggs, which could not be, she thought, without a Mine in the Belly of her. Upon this Presumption, she cut her up to search for hidden Treasure: Butupon the Dissection found her just like other Hens, and that the Hope of Getting more had betray'd her to the Loss of what she had in Possession.

This is the Fate, Folly and Mischief of vain Desires,and of an immoderate Love of Riches. Content wants nothing, and Covetousness brings Beggary.

Source: L'Estrange 247.
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