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FABLES
[ Also see Allegories Books Facts Literature Mythology Romance Writing ]

Fables take off from the severity of instruction, and enforce it at the same time that they conceal it.
      - Joseph Addison

There should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric; and pure invention is but the talent of a deceiver.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

All the fairy tales of Aladdin, or the invisible Gyges, or the talisman that opens kings' palaces, or the enchanted halls underground or in the sea, are only fictions to indicated the one miracle of intellectual enlargement.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fiction or fable allures to instruction.
      - Benjamin Franklin

As we are poetical in our natures, so we delight in fable.
      - William Hazlitt (1)

Willmott has very tersely said that embellished truths are the illuminated alphabet of larger children.
      - Horace Mann

History is but a fable agreed upon.
      - Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I)

A certain class of novels may with propriety be called fables.
      - Archbishop Richard Whately


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