The Dog in the Manger
A DOG lay in a manger, and by his growling and snapping prevented the oxen from eating the hay which had been placed for them.
What a selfish Dog! said one of them to his companions;
He cannot eat the hay himself, and yet refuses to allow those to eat who can.
We should not deprive others of blessings because we cannot enjoy them ourselves.
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset, et.al.