Abroad 9

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THE SWANS.

“Ho! pretty swans,
Do you know, in our Zoo’
The swans of old England
Are just like you?”

“Don’t tell me!”
Said a cross old bird;
“I know better,
The thing’s quite absurd.

“Their figures, I’m sure,
Are not worth a glance:
If you want to see style,
You must come to France.”

With a scornful whisk
The swan turned tail,
Spread its wings to the breeze,
And was off full-sail.

“Ho! pretty swan,
Do you know, in our Zoo’
The swans are not half
So conceited as you?”