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THE

PEACOCK “AT HOME:"

BY MRS. DORSET.

Twenty-fourth Edition.

AND THE

BUTTERFLY'S BALL AND THE GRASSHOPPER'S FEAST:

By MR. ROSCOE. find feet.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY HARRISON WEIR.

LONDON:

GRANT AND GRIFFITH,

(SUCCESSORS TO NEWBERY AND HARRIS)
CORNER OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD.

1854.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY LEVEY, ROBSON, AND FRANKLYN,

Great New Street and Fetter Lane.

THE

PEACOCK'“AT HOME.”

The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feasts
Excited the spleen of the Birds and the Beasts :
For their mirth and good cheer—of the Bee was the

theme, And the Gnat blew his horn, as he danced in the beam; 'Twas humm'd by the Beetle, 'twas buzz’d by the Fly, And sung by the myriads that sport through the sky. The Quadrupeds listen’d with sullen displeasure, But the tenants of air were enraged beyond measure.

The Peacock display'd his bright plumes to the sun, And, addressing his mates, thus indignant begun:

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