The Finch and the Pigeon

Kriloff’s Original Fables
A Finch was in a trap of mischief snared
The poor bird fluttered in’t, and struggled long,
When a young Pigeon o’er her raised his mocking song.
” A shame that thou,” he said, ” in daylight unprepared,
Suffer such wrong
With me but ill the trick had fared ; Answer for that I boldly might.”
But lo, he’s caught himself within the lime,
And serve him right
Another’s woe, good Pigeon, don’t flout another time !

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