The Bad Child's Book of Beasts (London: Duckworth, ): 45-48. Internet Archive AVQ-4330
1Be kind and tender to the Frog,
2 And do not call him names,
3As "Slimy skin," or "Polly-wog,"
4 Or likewise "Ugly James,"
5Or "Gap-a-grin," or "Toad-gone-wrong,"
6 Or "Bill Bandy-knees":
7The Frog is justly sensitive
8 To epithets like these.
9No animal will more repay
10 A treatment kind and fair;
11At least so lonely people say
12Who keep a frog (and, by the way,
13They are extremely rare).
14 Oh my!
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