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PEACOCK “AT HOME:"
BY MRS. DORSET.
BUTTERFLY'S BALL AND THE GRASSHOPPER'S FEAST:
By MR. ROSCOE. find feet.
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY HARRISON WEIR.
GRANT AND GRIFFITH,
(SUCCESSORS TO NEWBERY AND HARRIS)
The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feasts
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: