Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
19. The Pomegranate, Apple-Tree, and Bramble (Perry
THE POMEGRANATE and Apple-Tree disputed as to which was the most beautiful.
When their strife was at its height, a Bramble from the neighboring hedge
lifted up its voice, and said in a boastful tone: 'Pray, my dear friends,
in my presence at least cease from such vain disputings.'
George Fyler Townsend's translation of the fables, first published in 1867, is
in the public domain and can be found at many websites, including Project
Illustrations come from: Aesop's Fables, by George Fyler Townsend, with
illustrations by Harrison Weir, 1867, at Google