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Aesop's Fables: Sir Roger L'Estrange (1692)

196. A PIGEON AND A CROW (Perry 202)

A Pigeon that was brought up in a Dove-House, was Bragging to a Crow how Fruitful she was. Never Value your self, says the Crow, upon that Vanity; for the more Children the more Sorrow.
THE MORAL. Many Children are a Great Blessing; but a Few Good Ones are a Greater; All Hazards consider’d.


L'Estrange originally published his version of the fables in 1692. There is a very nice illustrated edition in the Children's Classics series by Knopf: Sir Roger L'Estrange. Aesop - Fables which is available at amazon.com.