DAME DUCK'S LECTURE.
And there she sat for tour long weeks,
In rainy days and fine,
Until the ducklings all came out—
Four, five, six, seven, eight, nine.
One scrambled on her back:
"That's very rude," said old Dame Duck,
"Get off! quack, quack, quack, quack!"
The egg shells with her bill,
"Besides, it never suits young ducks
To keep them sitting still."
"Now, children, look at me:
A well-bred duck should waddle so,
From side to side—d'ye see?"