In the nomenclature which we derive from fabulists
, des Lupeaulx belonged to the species Bertrand, and was always in search of Ratons.
Neither did the great fabulist lack posthumous honors; for a statue was erected to his memory at Athens, the work of Lysippus, one of the most famous of Greek sculptors.
The fabulist is to create a laugh, but yet, under a merry guise, to convey instruction.
He is charged on the one hand with having had before him a copy of Babrias (to whom we shall have occasion to refer at greater length in the end of this Preface), and to have had the bad taste "to transpose," or to turn his poetical version into prose: and he is asserted, on the other hand, never to have seen the Fables of Aesop at all, but to have himself invented and made the fables which he palmed off under the name of the famous Greek fabulist.
This was a noble effort to do honor to the great fabulist, and was the most perfect collection of Aesopian fables ever yet published.
But as long as the nation is run by xenophobic fabulists
with an ax to grind, the animating spirit of the commission will live on to haunt us all.
But here he executes it with a psychological precision that would be the envy of any of the latter-day fabulists
or word-drunk genre-benders currently in vogue.
In spite of the layers of consultants and image sculptors and professional fabulists
, something about the nature of the candidates comes out.
So too the fabulists
and cheats who would lay low their newsrooms by breaking the trust.
The irony of course is that Tunisia is everything that the fabulists
in the Bush Administration hoped Iraq would be - an undeniable example of an Arab tyranny being vaporized, with the repugnant kleptocrat Ben Ali decamping from Tunis like a hit-and-run driver from a crime scene.