Aesop's fables English and Latin : every one whereof is divided into its distinct periods, marked with figures : so that little children being used to write and translate them may not only more exactly understand all the rules of grammar but also learn to imitate the right composition of words and the proper forms of speech belonging to both languages
Hoole, Charles, 1610-1667., Aesop.

123. Of the Peach-tree, and the Apple-tree.

1. THE Peach-tree and the Apple-tree were at a controversie whe∣ther was the fairer.

2. When they had striven a long time one with another, with sundry and sharp debates; a bramble out of the next hedge, hearing their con∣tests, came to them, and said;

3. You have striven enough and too much betwixt your selves; be very quiet, and put an end to your brabbles.

Mor. The fable signifieth, that meaner men do oftentimes settle the controversies of their betters.