An Eagle, on the wing for prey.
Observed a Snake that sleeping lay,
And seiz’d him in her claws; the Snake
Us’d his last force revenge to take.
Dying, he writh’d his body round,
And gave his foe a mortal wound.
Tyrants will oft their ruin find
In ills for others they designed.
This version of Aesop’s fable is from “Fables and Satires,” by Sir Brooke Boothby