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Fable L: The Hare And Many Friends

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Friendship, as love, is but a name,
Save in a concentrated flame;
And thus, in friendships, who depend
On more than one, find not one friend.

A hare who, in a civil way,
Was not dissimilar to GAY,
Was well known never to offend,
And every creature was her friend.
As was her wont, at early dawn,
She issued to the dewy lawn;
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Susan Williams 10 November 2015
What a well-written expose of the value of professed friendship
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that poor rabbit..the neat thing about is that while the hare was talking to the other barnyard animals its sent and footprints mingled with the others..the hounds would have had problems following it then..smart bunny! ! ! too bad the poet didn't write a concluding stanza..good poem..
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* Sunprincess * 30 June 2014
.................a well thought out poem.....is friendship real or only another dream....
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Aftab Alam Khursheed 31 August 2013
first stanza worth of dying immensity a poem that teaces many thing lovely poem
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Kevin Straw 31 August 2012
This seems a cynical attitude towards friendship, but it must be remembered that the hare was facing a terrible foe. How many Germans helped their friends out when the Gestapo came for them?
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Stevie Taite 31 August 2012
I love story poems like this, with moral!
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Ramesh T A 31 August 2011
All are friends! But who is real friend? It reminds me of a friend in need is a friend in deed! The poem of John Gay very well depicts this moral truth!
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Catrina Heart 31 August 2009
WoW! ! ! Thanks PH has published John Gay's poems here....he did more to literature more like William Shakespeare.
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Archie Langford 31 August 2008
in life one finds friends abound but none will save one from the hound rely on no one trust no one and it follows you wont get done a l
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Helen Lopez 31 August 2007
This is very interesting... i love it!
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