The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast

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Griffith & Farran, 1883 - 11 páginas

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Página xxv - And the snail, with his horns peeping out of his shell, Came from a great distance the length of an ell. A mushroom their table, and on it was laid A water-dock leaf, which a table-cloth made.
Página xxx - Harlequin fell. Yet he touched not the ground, but with talons outspread, Hung suspended in air, at the end of a thread. Then the Grasshopper came, with a jerk and a spring, Very long was his leg, though but short was his Wing ; He took but three leaps, and was soon out of sight, Then chirp'd his own praises the rest of the night. With step so majestic the Snail did advance, And promised the Gazers a Minuet...
Página xv - Beneath a broad oak that for ages has stood, See the children of earth, and the tenants of air, For an evening's amusement together repair. And there came the Beetle, so blind and...
Página xx - Moth, with his plumage of down, And the Hornet in jacket of yellow and brown ; Who with him the Wasp, his companion, did bring, But they promised that evening to lay by their sting. And the sly little Dormouse crept out of his hole, And brought to the feast his blind brother, the Mole. And the Snail, with his horns peeping out of his shell, Came from a great distance, the length of an ell, A mushroom their table, and on it was laid A water-dock leaf, which a table-cloth made.
Página xxxv - But they all laughed so loud that he pulled in his head, And went in his own little chamber to bed. Then, as evening gave way to the shadows of night, Their watchman, the Glow-worm, came out with a light. • Then home let us hasten, while yet we can see, For no watchman is waiting for you and for me.
Página 25 - At Home" : A Sequel to the Butterfly's Ball. Written by a Lady, and illustrated with elegant engravings. The Lion's Masquerade : A Sequel to the Peacock at Home.
Página xix - Saw the Children of Earth and the Tenants of Air For an Evening's Amusement together repair. And there came the Beetle, so blind and so black, Who carried the Emmet, his friend, on his back. And there was the Gnat and the Dragon-fly too, With all their Relations, green, orange, and blue. And there came the Moth...
Página xxvi - Then as quick as an arrow he darted along. But just in the middle, oh! shocking to tell! From his rope in an instant poor harlequin...
Página 3 - Sit tamely at home, hum drum, with our Spouses, "While Crickets, and Butterflies, open their houses? "Shall such mean little Insects pretend to the fashion? "Cousin Turkey-cock, well may you be in a passion! "If I suffer such insolent airs to prevail, "May Juno pluck out all the eyes in my tail; "So a Fete I will give, and my taste I'll display, "And send out my cards for Saint Valentine's Day.
Página xvi - OME, take up your hats, and away let us haste > — ' To the butterfly's ball and the grasshopper's feast. The trumpeter gad-fly has summoned the crew, And the revels are now only waiting for yoai...

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