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THE TWO YOUNG WARRIORS.
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FABLE XVI.
THE TWO YOUNG WARRIORS.

Two farmer-boys, genteel and bright,
Who in ill-doing took delight
(For they were by their father spoil’d),
Were seeking nests the garden round.
A brood of partridges they found,
And in their joy went nearly wild.
The fledglings scatter far and near
Under the impulse of their fear,