The Fables of La Fontaine - A New Edition, With Notes

The Fables of La Fontaine - A New Edition, With Notes

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THE FLY AND THE GAME. A knight of powder-horn and shot Once fill'd his bag--as I would not, Unless the feelings of my breast By poverty were sorely press'd-- With birds and squirrels for the spits Of certain gormandizing cits. With merry heart the fellow went Direct to Mr. Centpercent, Who loved, as well was understood, Whatever game was nice and good. This gentleman, with knowing air, Survey'd the dainty lot with care, Pronounced it racy, rich, and rare, And call'd his wife, to know her wishes About its purchase for their dishes. The lady thought the creatures prime, And for their dinner just in time; So sweet they were, and delicate, For dinner she could hardly wait. But now there came--could luck be worse?-- Just as the buyer drew his purse, A bulky fly, with solemn buzz, And smelt, as an inspector does, This bird and that, and said the meat-- But here his words I won't repeat--
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  • Morrisville, NC, United States
  • 0557755875
  • 9780557755875