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9. But such, a tree! 'twas shaven déal";
The trèe they call a māst',
Through which the tackle passed. 10. Within that cavity aloft
Their roofless home they fixed'; Formed with materials neat and soft',
Bents', wool', and feathers' mixed. 11. Four ivory eggs soon pave its floor
With russet specks bedight':-
And lessens to the sight.
As she had chang’d her kind";
the maté ? Far wiser he" Is doubtless left behind'. 13. No !-Soon as from the shore he saw
The winged mansion mové,
Of never-failing love !
Was briskly borne along ;
And cheered her with a song.
His feathered shipmate eyes',
Than when he tows a prize.
And from a chance so new,
And may his hopes be true! 17. Hail ! honored land'! a desert', where
Not even birds' can hide ;
Whom nothing could divide. 18. And yè, who rather than resign'
Your matrimonial plan',
with man; 19. To whose lean country', much disdain
We English often show";
Yet from a richer nothing gain'
But wantonness and woe ;-
The sāme resource to provè;
Instruct us how to love!
THE FOX AND THE CROW.
1st, 2d, 4th and 5th lines have an iambus and one anapest in
each ; the 3d and 6th lines are anapestic.
1. The fox and the crow',
In prose“, I well know',
Perhaps it will tell
Pretty nearly as well,
Having ventured to gó,
in the trees',
To the tree saw her fly,
For having just dined',
He for cheese felt inclined';
But sô was he, too,
For he knew if she'd speak,
It must fall from her beako;
(Not a word did she say ;)
A fine harvest for pēåse;"
He then looked at the cheese ;-
6. Sly reynard', not tired',
Her plumage admired' ;-
The voice must be finé
Of a bird so diviné ;-
To hear a sweet song.”
She scarce gave one squāll,
When the cheese she let fall",
Of coxcombs beware',
Try well each pretence,
And keep to plain sense,
LESSON X XVII.
THE NOTORIOUS GLUTTON.
That all the day long she was panting and puffing',
Was thought to be galloping fast for a dropsy', 2. One day, after eating a plentiful dinner',
With full twice as much as there should' have been in her', .
Was greatly alarmed, by the symptoms of choking. 3. Now thère wās an old fellow, much famed for discerning,
(A drakè, who had taken a liking for learning',)
Was called Dr. Drāke;-for this doctor she sends. 4. In a hole of the dunghill was Dr. Drake's shop',
Where he kept a few simples for curing the crop; * It is improper to apply the pronoun who to irrational creatures; instead of it, that, or which, should be used; though it is admissible in a case like this if anywhere.
+A provincial, or low word ;-not to be used.
Some gravel and pebbles, to help the digestion,
And certain fāmed plants of the doctor's selection. 5. So, taking a handful of comical things',
And brushing his topple and pluming his wings',
Set out, to prescribe for the lady's disorder.
Just turning a líttle way round on her back,
My case“, Dr. Drake', is exceedingly hard. 7. I feel so distēndēd with wind“, and oppresť,
So squeamish and faint,—such a load at my chesť;
To suffer with patience these pains in my gizzard."
(Alarmed for her stomach as well as her pride",)
feet. 10. I've only been ro‘king a bit in the gutter',
Where the cook had been pouring some cold melted butter',
Just a trifle or twó—that I thought I could eat.' 11. The doctor was just to his business proceeding',
By gentle emetics', a blister', and bleeding,
Gave a horrible quackle—a strugglé—and died !
By her friends', with a great deal of funeral pomp ;
Tambic, with frequent use of trochees, and other short feet. The third and sixth lines have three feet each ; the others, four.
1. THERE is a bird, which', by his coat,
Might be supposed a crow";
And dormitory too.
From what point blows the weather
He chooses it the ràther'.
And thence securely sees'
Secure', and at his ease.
If he should chance to fall.
Or troubles it at all.
Church, ārmy, physic, lāw',
And says —whật says he'?—Cāw.
And, sick of having seen them',
And such a head between them.