Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
36. Brother and Sister (Perry
Twin children: the Girl, she was plain;
The Brother was handsome and vain;
"Let him brag of his looks,"
Father said; "Mind your books!
The best beauty is bred in the brain."
HANDSOME IS AS HANDSOME DOES
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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.