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Sweet Philomela, cease,- -Or here I sit,
"Let those love now, who never loved before; Let those who always loved, now love the more."
NAMES OF THE FROGS.
NAMES OF THE MICE.
PHYSIGNATHUS, one who swells PSYCARPAX, one who plunders
Pelus, a name for mud. Hydromeduse, a ruler in the
Hypsiboas, a loud bawler.
Scutlæus, called from the bees.
Crambophagus, a cabbage
Lymnisius, called from the lake. Calaminthius, from the herb. Hydrocharis, who loves the
Borboreates, who lies in the mud.
Prassophagus, an eater of
Pelusius, from mud.
Prassæus, called from garlic. Craugasides, from croaking.
Troxartas, a bread eater. Lychomile, a licker of meal. Pternotractas, a bacon-eater. Lychopynax, a licker of dishes.
Embasichytros, a creeper into pots.
Lychenor, a name for licking. Troglodytes, one who runs into holes.
Artophagus, who feeds on bread.
Tyroglyphus, a cheese scooper. Pternoglyphus, a
Pternophagus, a bacon eater. Cnissodioctes, one who follows the steam of kitchens. Sitophagus, an eater of wheat. Meridarpax, one who plunders his share.
BATTLE OF THE FROGS AND MICE, ETC.
To fill my rising song with sacred fire,
And waged dire combats with the croaking race.
Once on a time, fatigued and out of breath, And just escaped the stretching claws of death, A gentle Mouse, whom cats pursued in vain, Fled swift-of-foot across the neighbouring plain, Hung o'er a brink, his eager thirst to cool, And dipp'd his whiskers in the standing pool; When near a courteous Frog advanced his head; And from the waters, hoarse-resounding, said;