Laugh and Learn ABC Book, Page 12
MR. LION imagines he makes a good nurse,
But I really don’t think you could find a much worse.
Not a thing does he do his poor babe to amuse,
But sits rocking, and smoking, and reading the news.
Mrs. Lion should scold, and oblige him to try
To keep baby quiet, and not let him cry.
SIR Rowley De Powley’s a gallant young Frog,
Who has journeyed this morning from Greenwater Bog,
To pay his addresses to fair Mrs.Mouse.
With his friend, Mr. Rat, he’s arrived at her house,
And it’s plain, from his bearing, he doesn’t expect
That the lovely adored one his suit will reject.