THE PEACOCK, THE TURKEY, AND THE GOOSE pdf free download. In beauty faults conspicuous grow; The smallest speck is seen on snow. As near a barn, by hunger led, A peacock with the poultry fed; All viewed him with an envious eye, And mocked his gaudy pageantry. He, conscious of superior merit, Contemns their base reviling spirit; His state and dignity assumes, And to the sun displays his plumes; Which, like the heaven’s o’er-arching skies, Are spangled with a thousand eyes. The circling rays, and varied light, At once confound their dazzled sight: On every tongue detraction burns, And malice prompts their spleen by turns. ‘Mark, with what insolence and pride The creature takes his haughty stride!’ The turkey cries. ‘Can spleen contain? Sure never bird was half so vain!
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