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FLORIAN'S FABLES.

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FABLE I.
TRUTH AND FABLE.

At length among mankind to dwell,
Truth came, all naked, from her well.
By living there so long alone,
She had a little passée grown;
And old and young all fled surpris'd
The moment she was recogniz'd.
Poor Truth remain'd confounded quite
By such an unsuspected slight.
      Just then she chanc'd to see
      Fable in all her finery,
Trick'd out in plumes and diamonds, too