The Life and Death of Jenny Wren

The Owl then declared
That the cause of her death,
He really believed, was
The want of more breath.

Doctor Owl

Indeed, Doctor Owl,
You’re much in the right,
You as well might have said,
The day was not night.

Says Robin get out,
You’re a parcel of Quacks,
Or I’ll lay this good whip
On each of your backs.

Cock Robin whipping the doctors

Then Cock Robin began
To bang them about;
They staid for no fees,
But were glad to get out.

From The life & death of Jenny Wren, London: D. Carvalho, 1833.

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