Definition of apologue:
Erasmus has pointed out some of these sources, in the responses of oracles; the allegorical symbols of Pythagoras; the verses of the poets; allusions to historical incidents; mythology and apologue; and other recondite origins.- "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)", Isaac Disraeli.
- "Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch", Charles Eliot.
- "The Red Cockade", Stanley J. Weyman.