A Book of Nursery Songs and Rhymes/Nursery Songs/LXI. THE PIGS
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'Do look at those pigs as they lie in the straw,'
Said Dick to his father one day;
'They keep eating longer than ever I saw,
Oh, what greedy gluttons are they!'
'I see they are feasting,' his father replied,
'They eat a great deal, I allow;
But let us remember before we deride,
'Tis the nature, my dear, of a sow.
'But when a great boy, such as you, my dear Dick,
Does nothing but eat all the day;
And keeps taking nice things till he makes himself sick,
What a glutton! indeed, we may say.
'When plumcake and sugar for ever he picks,
And sweetmeats and comfits and figs;
Pray let him get rid of his own greedy tricks,
And then he may laugh at the pigs.'