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First Line: An ass will with his long ears fray
Last Line: Blown maggots in by flatterers.
Subject(s): Asses & Mules; Mules


An ass will with his long ears fray
The flies, that tickle him, away;
But Man delights to have his ears
Blown maggots in by flatterers.






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