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FABLE: THE MOUNTAIN AND THE SQUIRREL, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The mountain and the squirrel / had a quarrel
Last Line: Neither can you crack a nut.'
Subject(s): Mountains; Religion; Squirrels; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Theology


THE mountain and the squirrel
Had a quarrel;
And the former called the latter
'Little Prig'.
Bun replied,
'You are doubtless very big;
But all sorts of things and weather
Must be taken in together,
To make up a year
And a sphere.
And I think it no disgrace
To occupy my place.

'If I'm not so large as you,
You are not so small as I,
And not half so spry.
I'll not deny you make
A very pretty squirrel track;
Talents difler: all is well and wisely put;
If I cannot carry forests on my back,
Neither can you crack a nut.'





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