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The Magpie's Nest, Or A Lesson Of Docility

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A FABLE

When the arts in their infancy were,
In a fable of old 'tis exprest,
A wise magpie constructed that rare
Little house for young birds, called a nest.

This was talked of the whole country round,
You might hear it on every bough sung,
'Now no longer upon the rough ground

Will fond mothers brood over their young.
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