Clapping her platter stood plump Bess,
And all across the green
Came scampering in, on wing and claw
Chicken fat and lean: --
Dorking, Spaniard, Cochin China,
Bantams sleek and small,
Like feathers blown in a great wind,
They came at Bessie's call.
Confirmed with Peacock Pie. A Book of Rhymes by Walter de la Mare, London: Constable & Co. Ltd., , p. 21.
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