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Other Spellers                                219
And how with critic face profound, And steadfast ear, devour'd the sound. His every frolic light as air, Deserves the gentle Delia's care; And tears bedew my Delia's eye, To think yon playful lamb must die.
The Danger of Temptation. THE silly fish, while playing in the brook, Hath gorg'd and swallow'd the destructive hook; In vain he flounces on the quiv'ring hair, Drawn panting forth to breathe the upper air; Caught by his folly in the glitt'ring bait, He meets his ruin and submits to fate.
Moral. Avoid base bribes : the tempting luredisplay'd, If once you seize, you perish self-bctray'd. Be slow to take when strangers haste to give. Lest of your ruin you the price receive.
A Poetical Fable.
from Picket's Juvenile Spelling-book, 1823.
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