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FLORIAN'S FABLES.
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FABLE X.
THE CHILD AND THE LOOKING-GLASS.

Once on a time it came to pass,
   A child by a poor woman rais'd,
First saw at home a looking-glass,
   In which it often fondly gazed.

At length, by a mere child's caprice,
   But which the grown man often shows,
Its raptures for the mirror cease,
   At which it ugly glances throws.