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All bellow'd out-twas very sad bi i Mini • Sure never stuff was half so bad!'.- 14:11 • That like a Pig!_each cried in scoff,.. *Pshaw! Nonsense! Blockhead! off! off! off!' The Mimic was extoll’d; and Grouse to Was hiss'd, and cat-call’d from the house.-. • Soft ye, a word before I go,',vs. Quoth honest Hodgesand, stooping low, vis Produc'd the Pig, and thus aloud .......! Bespoke the stupid, partial crowd: • Behold, and learn from this poor creature, • How much you Critics know of Nature'i's polo
FABLE XIX. +372
THE CAMELEON. # $a 1023
By the Rev. James Merrick. Oft has it been my lot to marko
p e oria A proud, conceited, talking spark, in dibit With eyes, that hardly serv'd at most 1 00502 To guard their master 'gainst a post ; is how Yet round the world the blade has been To see whatever could be seen..... Returning from his finish'd tour, Grown ten times perter than before, I SE Whatever word you chance to drop,rm eu'l The travell’d fool your mouth will stop,roy
• Sir, if my judgment you'll allow=1...
Two travellers of such a cast," " want
• A stranger animal,' cries ones i Sure never liv'd beneath the sun: i .. • A lizard's body, lean and long, " • A fish's head, a serpent's tongue; *.? * Its foot with triple claw disjoin'd; . . And what a length of tail behind! • How slow its pace, and then its hue, 'con's • Who ever saw so fine a blue?!.
* Hold there,' the other quick replies, • 'Tis green-I saw it with these eyės, * As late with open mouth it lay, • And warm’d it in the sunný ray;: ; :..;! • Stretch'd at its ease the beast I view'd, .. * And saw it eat the air for food;'. ,
• I've seen it, Sir, as well as you, . • And must again affirm it blue: * 1 13 • At leisure I the beast survey'd didor de justin • Extended in the cooling shade.' .
• 'Tis green, 'tis green; Sir, I assure ye.? • Green!' cries the other in a füry boy
"Why, Sir,--d'ye think I've lost my eyes ? .. “ 'Twere no great loss, the friend replies; ir! • For, if they always serve you thus, som er inte •You'll find 'em but of little use.' ,...,
So high at last the contest rose, .. .so From words they almost came to blows: When luckily came by a third .. , To him the question they referr'd, P And begg'd he'd tell 'em, if he knew, Whether the thing was green or blue ? opettelegget
Sirs,' cries the umpire, cease your pother* The creature's neither one nor t’other....t
I caught the animal last night; . . * And view'd it o’er by candle light: ...
I mark'd it well—'twas black as jet wtorii * You stare—but, Sirs, I've got it yet, something * And can produce it.' Pray, Sir, do: .
I'm confident the thing is blue.?
"Well, then, at once to ease the doubt,'... Replies the man, “I'll turn him out: * And, when before your eyes I've set him, • If you don't find him, black, I'll eat him.' .
He said, then full before their-sight, of one Produc'd the beast, and, lo!’twas--white.--"
Both star'd, the man look'd wondrous wise My children,' the Cameleon cries, it (Then first the creature found a tongue) "You all are right, and all are wrong :
• When next you talk of what you view, a • Think others see as well as you ;'. i eraden • Nor wonder, if you find that none
! • Prefers your.eye-sight to his own. , itas
THB BEARS AND THE BEES..
That pleasure's often bought with pain.
Are plac'd before our longing, eyes,
With greedy haste we snatch our fill,
THE APE, THE PARROT, AND THE JACKDAW.
By William Wilkie, D.D.
I hold it rash, at any time, jo !! !! !