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The Diving Bell

or, Pearls to be Sought for

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Published: 1851
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,457 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 262
Added to site: 2005.08.21
mnybks.net#: 10987
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"I never could boast of much honor or shame, Though slightly acquainted with both by name; But I think if the Bees can a brother betray, We Spiders are quite as good people as they.

XIX.

"I guess you have lived long enough, little sinner, And, now, with your leave, I will eat you for dinner. You'll make a good morsel, it must be confessed; And the world, very likely, will pardon the rest."

[Illustration: THE SPIDER'S TRIUMPH.]

MORAL.

This lesson for every one, little and great, Is taught in that vagabond's tragical fate: Of him who is scheming your friend to ensnare, Unless you've a passion for bleeding, beware!


IV.

GENIUS IN THE BUD.

Genius, in its infancy, sometimes puts on a very funny face. The first efforts of a painter are generally rude enough. So are those of a poet, or any other artist. I have often wished I might see the first picture that such a man as Titian, or Rubens, or Reynolds, or West, ever drew. It would interest me m

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