Henry Ward Beecher (1813 – 1887)
They fought the dogs and killed the cats,
And bit the babies in the cradles,
And ate the cheeses out of the vats,
And licked the soup from the cooks’ own ladles,
Split open the kegs of salted sprats,
Made nests inside men’s Sunday hats,
And even spoiled the women’s chats
By drowning their speaking
With shrieking and squeaking
In fifty different sharps and flats.
Common hypocrites pass themselves off as doves; political and literary hypocrites pose as eagles. But don’t be fooled by their eag le-like appearance. These are not eagles, but rats or dogs.
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Photo shot in Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines
Krishnan Kalpat commented on your photo
Proud mom! Well captured Ramsey! 🙂