The Thrush Parrot And Magpie

: Literary Fables Of Yriarte

A Thrush, who heard a Parrot talking--

Of him, rather than of his instructor, man,

Desired himself the mystery to learn.

And, in one lesson, such line accent thought

To have attained, that, in his turn,

He the great art of speech began

To the Magpie to teach; and turned his pupil out

A scholar, as accomplished as, no doubt,

Are those who will poor copies and translations scan

For models--Blunder shocking!