The Bison is vain, and (I write it with pain) The Door-mat you see on his head Is not, as some learned professors maintain, The opulent growth of a genius' brain; But is sewn on with needle and thread.
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- by (Joseph) Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953), "The bison", appears in More Beasts for Worse Children, first published 1897 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Walter Skolnik (b. 1934), "The bison", published 1970 [ SATB chorus, piano, and optional contrabass ], from Three Zoological Studies [sung text not yet checked]
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