Aesop's Fables (Joseph Jacobs)
Jacobs 33. The Peacock and Juno (Perry
A Peacock once placed a petition before Juno desiring to have the voice
of a nightingale in addition to his other attractions; but Juno refused
his request. When he persisted, and pointed out that he was her favourite
bird, she said:
"Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything."
Fables of Aesop, by Joseph Jacobs with illustrations by
Richard Heighway (1894). The page images come from Google
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