The fishes grand gala : a companion to The "peacock at home," &c. &c. : Part I / by Mrs. Cockle.
|Main Author:||Cockle, Mrs.|
|Related Names:||Mulready, William 1786-1863.|
London : Printed for C. Chapple ... B. Tabart ... J. Harris ... Darton and Harvey ... and all other booksellers, 1808.
Fishes > Juvenile poetry.
Chapbooks > England > London > 19th century
First sentence: "When the poets who make pretty tales for December, Had told what all youngsters who read well remember, How the Peacock assembled the Birds in her hall, And the Insects all danced at the Butterfly's ball; From the region of aether, ah! strange to unfold, by young Zephyr, turn'd gossip, the story was told Wherever he went,--till by Echo 'twas caught, (For scandal and news travel rapid as thought,) And conveyed to the Fishes, who gave themselves airs, And resolv'd they would do as they did above stairs; Thus excited to envy, they vow'd, in their turn, To be gay like their neighbours, 'to live and to learn.'"
Scientific notes on p. 15-16.
Engravings after William Mulready; see Osborne Coll., II, p. 626.
16 p.,  leaves of plates :
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