Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Boothby: The Housewife and her Hen

A Housewife once a Hen possessed,
That every morning in her nest
Left a fine egg. Twice in the day
The Beldame wanted her to lay:
And so her nourishment increas'd.
Grown fat, to lay at all she ceas'd.

Source: Boothby - Other Fables 48

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