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The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The mountain and the squirrel
Had a quarrel,
And the former called the latter, "little ****":
Bun replied,
You are doubtless very big,
But all sorts of things and weather
Must be taken in together
To make up a year,
And a sphere.
And I think it no disgrace
To occupy my place.
If I'm not so large as you,
You are not so small as I,
And not half so spry:
I'll not deny you make
A very pretty squirrel track;
Talents differ; all is well and wisely put;
If I cannot carry forests on my back,
Neither can you crack a nut.
Book: The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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