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The city mouse lives in a house the garden mouse lives in a bower he's friendly with the frogs and toads and sees the pretty plants in flower the city mouse eats bread and cheese the garden mouse eats what he can we will not grudge him seeds and…

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A courtly dame of Moustapha's great line when length of time digested had long sorrow will with her sister in the country dine: the rustic mouse dwelt near a little burrough about her round verminious troops inhabit; the weesle, fox, badgers, and…

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Our friend Dan Prior had, you know,
A tale exactly a propos;
Name a town life--and, in a trice,
He had a story of two mice.

Once on a time (so runs the fable)
A country mouse-right hospitable-
Received a town mouse at his board,
Just as a…

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My mothers maydes when they did sowe and spyn They sang sometyme a song of the feld mowse ; That fobicause her lyvelood was but thyn Would nedes goo seke her townyssh systers howse. She thought her self endured to much pain ; The stormy blastes her…

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ONCE on time (so runs the Fable) a Country-Mouse, right hospitable, Received a Town-Mouse at his board, Just as Farmer might a Lord, a frugal Mouse, upon the whole, Yet loved his friend, and had a Soul, Knew what was handsome, and would do it, Or…

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A rat from town, a country rat Invited in the civilest way; For dinner there was just to be Ortolans and an entrement. Upon a Turkey carpet soft The noble feast at last was spread; I leave you pretty well to guess The merry, pleasant life they led.…

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A plain, but honest, country mouse, Residing in a miller's house; Once, on a time, invited down An old acquaintance of the town: And soon he brought his dainties out; The best he had there's not a doubt. A dish of oatmeal and green peas, With half a…

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Our friend Dan Prior had, you know, A tale exactly a propos ; Name a town life — and, in a trice, He had a story of two mice. Once upon a time (so runs the fable) A country mouse — right hospitable — Received a town mouse at his board, Just as…

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A COUNTRY Mouse once asked a friend Who lived in Town to come and spend The day, and breathe his country air, And taste his simple country fare. But simple fare like cheese and rye And oatmeal failed to satisfy The City Mouse's pampered taste. "Your…

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A plain, but honest, country mouse, Residing in a miller's house; Once, on a time, invited down An old acquaintance of the town: And soon he brought his dainties out; The best he had there's not a doubt. A dish of oatmeal and green peas, With half a…
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