Ivan Krylov’s Fable – “Quartet”


Vasily Timorev - illustration to "Quartet".
Vasily Timorev (1870-1942) – illustration to “Quartet”.

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Ivan Krylov’s Fable “The Dragonfly & the Ant” (1808)


Georgiy Narbut - Illustration to Ivan Krylov's fable "The Ant & the Dragonfly" (1912).
Georgiy Narbut – Illustration to Ivan Krylov’s fable “The Ant & the Dragonfly” (1912).
In the summer’s gaily singing,
Of the future isn’t thinking,
But the winter’s nearby.

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Ivan Krylov’s Fable “The Wolf and the Lamb”


Alexander Zudin - G1 + G7
Alexander Zudin – G1 + G7

Ivan Andreyevich Krylov, The Wolf and the Lamb.

Always are the weak at fault before the strong.

In history we hear a host of examples,

But history we are not writing:

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Ivan Krylov’s Fable “Swan, Pike & Crawfish”.


Illustration to Ivan Krylov's Fable Swan, Pike and Crawfish

In 1814 Ivan Krylov wrote a fable called “Swan, Pike and Crawfish“:

When partners can’t agree
Their dealings come to naught
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