Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
33. The Peacock's Complaint (Perry
The Peacock considered it wrong
That he had not the nightingale's song;
So to Juno he went,
She replied, "Be content
With thy having, and hold thy fool's tongue."
DO NOT QUARREL WITH NATURE
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The Baby's Own Aesop (verse fables by W.J. Linton), 1887. Illustrations by Walter Crane. Available online at International Children's Digital Library.