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How doth the little crocodile

Language: English

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in,
With gently smiling jaws!


Translation(s): FRE

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Note: a parody of Isaac Watt's Against Idleness and Mischief

Submitted by Barbara Miller

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Text added to the website: 2004-04-27.
Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:39:24
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Voyez comme le petit crocodile

Language: French (Français) after the English

Voyez comme le petit crocodile
Sait faire briller sa queue
En répandant l’eau du Nil
Sur ses écailles d’or !
Comme gaiement il semble sourire,
Comme il écarte bien ses griffes,
Comme il accueille les petits poissons
En ses ensorcelantes mâchoires !


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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

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Text added to the website: 2016-04-12.
Last modified: 2016-04-12 20:23:08
Line count: 8
Word count: 42