by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

The city mouse lives in a house;
Language: English 
 The city mouse lives in a house; --
  The garden mouse lives in a bower,
He's friendly with the frogs and toads,
  And sees the pretty plants in flower.

The city mouse eats bread and cheese; --
  The garden mouse eats what he can;
We will not grudge him seeds and stalks,
  Poor little timid furry man.

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This text was added to the website: 2006-01-19
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