Monday, September 6, 2010

Jean de La Fontaine (Wright trans.)

You can find Elizur Wright's 1881 translation of La Fontaine's fables in many online sources, including Wikisource or in this nice presentation at the Gold Scales website.

Here is a list of the fable titles:

Book 1

1. The Grasshopper and the Ant
2. The Raven and the Fox
3. The Frog That Wished to Be As Big As the Ox
4. The Two Mules
5. The Wolf and the Dog
6. The Heifer, the Goat, and the Sheep, in Company with the Lion
7. The Wallet
8. The Swallow and the Little Birds
9. The City Rat and the Country Rat
10. The Wolf and the Lamb
11. The Man and His Image
12. The Dragon with Many Heads, and the Dragon with Many Tails
13. The Thieves and the Ass
14. Simonides Preserved by the Gods
15. Death and the Unfortunate
16. Death and the Woodman
17. The Man between Two Ages, and His Two Mistresses
18. The Fox and the Stork
19. The Boy and the Schoolmaster
20. The Cock and the Pearl
21. The Hornets and the Bees
22. The Oak and the Reed

Book 2

1. Against the Hard to Suit
2. The Council Held by the Rats
3. The Wolf Accusing the Fox before the Monkey
4. The Two Bulls and the Frog
5. The Bat and the Two Weasels
6. The Bird Wounded by an Arrow
7. The Bitch and Her Friend
8. The Eagle and the Beetle
9. The Lion and the Gnat
10. The Ass Loaded with Sponges, and the Ass Loaded with Salt
11. The Lion and the Rat
12. The Dove and the Ant
13. The Astrologer Who Stumbled into a Well
14. The Hare and the Frogs
15. The Cock and the Fox
16. The Raven Wishing To Imitate the Eagle
17. The Peacock Complaining To Juno
18. The Cat Metamorphosed into a Woman
19. The Lion and the Ass Hunting
20. The Will Explained by Aesop

Book 3

1. The Miller, His Son, and the Ass
2. The Members and the Belly
3. The Wolf Turned Shepherd
4. The Frogs Asking A King
5. The Fox and the Goat
6. The Eagle, the Wild Sow, and the Cat
7. The Drunkard and His Wife
8. The Gout and the Spider
9. The Wolf and the Stork
10. The Lion Beaten by the Man
11. The Fox and the Grapes
12. The Swan and the Cook
13. The Wolves and the Sheep
14. The Lion Grown Old
15. Philomel and Progne
16. The Woman Drowned
17. The Weasel in the Granary
18. The Cat and the Old Rat

Book 4

1. The Lion in Love
2. The Shepherd and the Sea
3. The Fly and the Ant
4. The Gardener and His Lord
5. The Ass and the Little Dog
6. The Battle of the Rats and the Weasels
7. The Monkey and the Dolphin
8. The Man and the Wooden God
9. The Jay in the Feathers of the Peacock
10. The Camel and the Floating Sticks
11. The Frog and the Rat
12. The Animals Sending Tribute to Alexander
13. The Horse Wishing To Be Revenged on the Stag
14. The Fox and the Bust
15. The Wolf, the Goat, and the Kid
16. The Wolf, the Mother, and Her Child
17. The Words of Socrates
18. The Old Man and His Sons
19. The Oracle and the Atheist
20. The Miser Who Had Lost His Treasure
21. The Eye of the Master
22. The Lark and Her Young Ones with The Owner of a Field

Book 5

1. The Woodman and Mercury
2. The Earthen Pot and the Iron Pot
3. The Little Fish and the Fisher
4. The Ears of the Hare
5. The Fox with His Tail Cut Off
6. The Old Woman and Her Two Servants
7. The Satyr and the Traveller
8. The Horse and the Wolf
9. The Ploughman and His Sons
10. The Mountain in Labour
11. Fortune and the Boy
12. The Doctors
13. The Hen with the Golden Eggs
14. The Ass Carrying Relics
15. The Stag and the Vine
16. The Serpent and the File
17. The Hare and the Partridge
18. The Eagle and the Owl
19. The Lion Going To War
20. The Bear and the Two Companions
21. The Ass Dressed in the Lion's Skin

Book 6

1. The Shepherd and the Lion
2. The Lion and the Hunter
3. Phoebus and Boreas
4. Jupiter and the Farmer
5. The Cockerel, the Cat, and the Young Mouse
6. The Fox, the Monkey, and the Animals
7. The Mule Boasting of His Genealogy
8. The Old Man and the Ass
9. The Stag Seeing Himself in the Water
10. The Hare and the Tortoise
11. The Ass and His Masters
12. The Sun and the Frogs
13. The Countryman and the Serpent
14. The Sick Lion and the Fox
15. The Fowler, the Hawk, and the Lark
16. The Horse and the Ass
17. The Dog That Dropped the Substance For The Shadow
18. The Carter in the Mire
19. The Charlatan
20. Discord
21. The Young Widow
22. Epilogue

Book 7

1. The Animals Sick of the Plague
2. The Ill-Married
3. The Rat Retired From the World
4. The Heron
5. The Maid
6. The Wishes
7. The Lion's Court
8. The Vultures and the Pigeons
9. The Coach and the Fly
10. The Dairywoman and the Pot of Milk
11. The Curate and the Corpse
12. The Man Who Ran After Fortune, and the Man Who Waited For Her in His Bed
13. The Two Cocks
14. The Ingratitude and Injustice of Men towards Fortune
15. The Fortune-Tellers
16. The Cat, the Weasel, and the Young Rabbit
17. The Head and the Tail of the Serpent
18. An Animal in the Moon

Book 8

1. Death and the Dying
2. The Cobbler and the Financier
3. The Lion, the Wolf, and the Fox
4. The Power of Fables
5. The Man and the Flea
6. The Women and the Secret
7. The Dog That Carried His Master's Dinner
8. The Joker and the Fishes
9. The Rat and the Oyster
10. The Bear and the Amateur Gardener
11. The Two Friends
12. The Hog, the Goat, and the Sheep
13. Thyrsis and Amaranth
14. The Funeral of the Lioness
15. The Rat and the Elephant
16. The Horoscope
17. The Ass and the Dog
18. The Pashaw and the Merchant
19. The Use of Knowledge
20. Jupiter and the Thunderbolts
21. The Falcon and the Capon
22. The Cat and the Rat
23. The Torrent and the River
24. Education
25. The Two Dogs and the Dead Ass
26. Democritus and the People of Abdera
27. The Wolf and the Hunter

Book 9

1. The Faithless Depositary
2. The Two Doves
3. The Monkey and the Leopard
4. The Acorn and the Pumpkin
5. The Schoolboy, the Pedant, and the Owner of a Garden
6. The Sculptor and the Statue of Jupiter
7. The Mouse Metamorphosed into a Maid
8. The Fool Who Sold Wisdom
9. The Oyster and the Litigants
10. The Wolf and the Lean Dog
11. Nothing Too Much
12. The Wax-Candle
13. Jupiter and the Passenger
14. The Cat and the Fox
15. The Husband, the Wife, and the Thief
16. The Treasure and the Two Men
17. The Monkey and the Cat
18. The Kite and the Nightingale
19. The Shepherd and His Flock

Book 10

1. The Two Rats, the Fox, and the Egg
2. The Man and the Adder
3. The Tortoise and the Two Ducks
4. The Fishes and the Cormorant
5. The Burier and His Comrade
6. The Wolf and the Shepherds
7. The Spider and the Swallow
8. The Partridge and the Cocks
9. The Dog Whose Ears Were Cropped
10. The Shepherd and the King
11. The Fishes and the Shepherd Who Played the Flute
12. The Two Parrots, the King, and His Son
13. The Lioness and the Bear
14. The Two Adventurers and the Talisman
15. The Rabbits
16. The Merchant, the Noble, the Shepherd, and the King's Son

Book 11

1. The Lion
2. The Gods Wishing to Instruct a Son of Jupiter
3. The Farmer, the Dog, and the Fox
4. The Mogul's Dream
5. The Lion, the Monkey, and the Two Asses
6. The Wolf and the Fox
7. The Peasant of the Danube
8. The Old Man and the Three Young Ones
9. The Mice and the Owl
10. Epilogue

Book 12

1. The Companions of Ulysses
2. The Cat and the Two Sparrows
3. The Miser and the Monkey
4. The Two Goats
5. The Old Cat and the Young Mouse
6. The Sick Stag
7. The Bat, the Bush, and the Duck
8. The Quarrel of the Dogs and Cats, and That of the Cats and Mice
9. The Wolf and the Fox
10. The Lobster and Her Daughter
11. The Eagle and the Magpie
12. The King, the Kite, and the Falconer
13. The Fox, the Flies, and the Hedgehog
14. Love and Folly
15. The Raven, the Gazelle, the Tortoise, and the Rat
16. The Woods and the Woodman
17. The Fox, the Wolf, and the Horse
18. The Fox and the Turkeys
19. The Ape
20. The Scythian Philosopher
21. The Elephant and the Ape of Jupiter
22. The Fool and the Sage
23. The English Fox
24. The Sun and the Frogs
25. The League of the Rats
26. Daphnis and Alcimadure
27. The Arbiter, the Almoner, and the Hermit

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