IV.—Pretty Rabbit.

Pretty rabbit in the fern,1
You can scamper rarely ;2
Tufted ears so softly furred,3
Nibbling late and early.4
You keep house in burrow deep ;5
I could wish to join you6
When you sit with wife and child,7
But I would not pain you.8
Mrs. Rabbit I can see9
At the head of table ;10
Master Rabbit, full of glee,11
Eating all he’s able.12
Very serious you are13
If others come to see you.14
From all your troubles out and in15
Would that I could free you.16
A very pretty life is yours17
In your sandy burrow,18
Winding round and round about,19
Nor thinking of to-morrow.20