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The Parrot

Rating: 4.4

In painted plumes superbly dress'd,
A native of the gorgeous east,
By many a billow toss'd;
Poll gains at length the British shore,
Part of the captain's precious store,
A present to his toast.

Belinda's maids are soon preferr'd,
To teach him now then a word,
As Poll can master it;

But 'tis her own important charge,
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Ratnakar Mandlik 13 November 2019

A great narrative of the life style and beauty of parrots and full of humor too.

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Susan Williams 29 November 2015

When children first begin to spell, And stammer out a syllable, We think them tedious creatures; But difficulties soon abate, When birds are to be taught to prate, And women are the teachers. - -Found the poem humorous but do I detect a bit of gender bias going on?

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