Jupiter and the Monkey

JUPITER ISSUED a proclamation to all the beasts of the forest and

promised a royal reward to the one whose offspring should be

deemed the handsomest. The Monkey came with the rest and

presented, with all a mother's tenderness, a flat-nosed,

hairless, ill-featured young Monkey as a candidate for the

promised reward. A general laugh saluted her on the presentation

of her son. She resolutely said, "I know not whether Jupiter

will allot the prize to my son, but this I do know, that he is at

least in the eyes of me his mother, the dearest, handsomest, and

most beautiful of all."

Juliet Or The Little White Mouse Jupiter, Neptune, Minerva, and Momus facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail