THE OLD WOMAN AND THE WINE-JAR.
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 a perfume!"
The memory of a good deed lives.
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Book title: Three Hundred and Fifty Aesop's Fables.
Contributors: George Fyler Townsend - Translator, Harrison Weir - Illustrator, Aesop - Author.
Publisher: Belford, Clarke.
Place of publication: Chicago.
Publication year: 1882.
Page number: 101.
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