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Sent as a present from Annam

Language: English after the Chinese (中文)

Sent as a present from Annam -
A red cockatoo. 
Colour'd like the peach-tree blossom, 
Speaking with the speech of men. 
And they did to it what is always done 
To the learned and eloquent. 
They took a cage with stout bars 
And shut it up inside.


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
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