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The butterfly's ball, and the grasshopper's feast Roscoe, William, 1753-1831 Jan 1, 1807

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THE
JB UTTER FLY'S   MALL*
GRASSHOPPER'S FEAST.
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' Said to he written for the Use of h
BY MR, ROSCOEi
. ; LONDON :
:>rlnted   for J. HAEEIS,   Successor, to  E^NB'WB
at the Original Juvenile Library, the Corner
of St. Paul's Church-Yard.
1807,.
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 Come take uj> your Hats, axwl awajr let ~as liaite .
To the BxLtterftvs Ball,and the Gra£slioppexS fealt .
THE
BlTTTEItPI-YS BALL,
and the
GRASSHOPPEHS FEAST.
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Printed for J.UairLt, comer of
SfPaidJ (yturchJard,
Jan?i?iSo7.
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 The Tciimpeter Gad-Ebr lias fnannxond the   crew,
And the Revels ai!e xtow cmlv ^vmtmg £oi? yon.
On 1ne:Gnoo1]T-:QiaTen Gra£sl>y the fide of a Wood ,
Beneath abroad Oak wliiclxfor ages had Hood.,.
See the Chil ctrexL of earth., antl the tenants of J&x ,
To an evening's   aruaisenient together repair .
  And there came the B eetLe, so iDxind and so black,
"Who carried the Emmet,lris friend onnis "back...
And there came  the Gnat,and the Dragxm-Hy too,
And all  their relations,Green.Orange.and Bine
  And there came the Moth, with lier plumage of down,
And the Hornet, with Jacket of "Yellow  and Brown ,
'Who with nim the Wasp, nis comp anion did l>rin g,
Bnt uxey promis d that e^oning, to lay 1&? uxeir Itxng
  Then the slj little Dormoufe peepd ont of bis "hole
AnA led to the feaA/nis blind confbi the Mole
And the Snail.withnerlioxns peeping ont oilier ihell,
Came « £atigTLd with the diftance the length of an. ell.
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Amuihr oom the table, and on it was spr e ad,
Awater- doclileaf,which their table cloth made.
The viands "were various to each of their tailc ,
And the B ee "brongiit the lioney to fweeten the feafi
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vVMhileps nioftmajeilic the Snail did advance ,
Andheproinisdtlie gazers a minuet to dance;
But they all laughd £o loud fir at lie drew in Ms hes
And went in lis own little chamber to bed .
Theo..as evmag gave way.to the ihadows ofmght,
Theff watcWm.the Glow.wmm.came out withMs light.
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 So home let us lta£ten,while yet we can see ;
Tor no "watchman is waLtoig* for you or for me j
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plain, and Is.
The Talking .
Parrot,     lllusi*.
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The Cou kts hip- TV
khiilge, and Pic Nig Dinkf.r,
of Cock. Rob.in and Jenny Wren..- To.which is
•added, alas! the doleful Death of the Bridegroom.-—
Embellished with Twenty -six elegant Engravings. In
Two Pari.*. i'ijU* i s. each plain, and Ls.6d. coloured.
tg^ Visit, or the Di*/**TKRS 0f Mr.'PuNCH,- a
Poetie Tale ; illustrated witfcr «R&«w>n elegant- En-
grav i ngs,- on Copper-plate. Price One 'Sii.n.1];ng nlain,
amd Eighieen-pence coloured. /* *
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mitcn-admired , jHy
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ie Comic Adventures .of Old' Mother Hub*
r*.rp -and her-"Dog.    In Three Paris,.   Price' One
each plain, and-Eighteeri-pence coloured.
me Ditx^-i'TRoys  Jou.rnky of Johnny. Gilpin }Q
.- Edmonton,   Price Is. plain, and Is. 6d. coloured.
Whimsical Incidents, or the Power. 6f Music,
Price J s. plain, and. j s. 6d. coloured*
3'h i g i n a L D i"i ties for the N u r.s e-r v ; ■ so wonder*
fully;contrived, thai they .may be either sung of
s air> by .Nurse or Baby. ■ Trice One Shilling,
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