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Tales and Novels of J. de La Fontaine — Volume 21 by Jean de La Fontaine
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THE TALES AND NOVELS
OF
J. DE LA FONTAINE



Volume 21.

Contains:
The Spectacles
The Bucking Tub
The Impossible Thing



THE SPECTACLES


I LATELY vowed to leave the nuns alone,
So oft their freaks have in my page been shown.
The subject may at length fatigue the mind;
My Muse the veil howe'er is still inclined,
Conspicuously to hold to publick view,
And, 'mong the sisters, scene and scene pursue.
Is this too much?--the nicest tricks they play;
Through soft amours oft artfully they stray,
And these in full I'd readily detail,
If I were sure the subject would not fail;
And that's impossible I must admit,
'Twould endless be, the tales appear so fit;