Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
94. The Old Woman and the Wine-Jar (Perry
AN OLD WOMAN found an empty jar which had lately been full of prime old
wine and which still retained the fragrant smell of its former contents.
She greedily placed it several times to her nose, and drawing it backwards
and forwards said, 'O most delicious! How nice must the Wine itself have
been, when it leaves behind in the very vessel which contained it so sweet
The memory of a good deed lives.
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