BOOK ONE. XX. THE COCK AND THE PEARL. ^^ A COCK scratched up, one day, A pearl of purest ray, Which to a jeweller he bore. ' I think it fine,' he said ;
- But yet a crumb of bread
To me were worth a great deal more.' So did a dunce inherit A manuscript of merit, Which to a publisher he bore.
- 'T is good,' said he, * I 'm told ;
Yet any coin of gold To me were worth a ^reat deal more.' XXI. THE HORNETS AND THE BEES.*'
- The artist by his work is known.' —
A piece of honeycomb, one day, Discovered as a waif and stray, The hornets treated as their own. Their title did the bees dispute, And brought before a wasp the suit* The judge was puzzled to decide, , For nothing could be testified,