Ballads Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals

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Ballads Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals
by William Hayley

BALLADS,

BY WILLIAM HAYLEY, ESQ.

FOUNDED ON ANECDOTES RELATING TO ANIMALS,

WITH PRINTS, DESIGNED AND ENGRAVED BY WILLIAM BLAKE.


1805.


PREFACE

Three words of Horace may form an introduction to the following pages, the very words, which that amiable physician and poet, the late Dr. Cotton of St. Alban's, prefixed as a motto to his elegant and moral little volume of Visions in Verse:

"VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE CANTO."

Or in plainer English prose:--The book is intended for young Readers.

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BALLADS.

INDEX.


The Dog

The Elephant

The Eagle

The Stag

The Stork

The Panther

The Grateful Snake

The Fatal Horse

The Lion

The Swan

The Hermit's Dog

The Halcyon

The Serpents

The Goat

The Baya

The Horse