The Ape's Head

A certain person, as he stood
Within the shambles buying food,
Amongst the other kitchen fare
Beheld an Ape suspended there;
And asking how ’twould taste, when dress’d,
The butcher shook his head in jest;
“If for such prog your fancy is,
Judge of the flavour by the phiz.”
This speech was not so true as keen,
For I in life have often seen
Good features with a wicked heart,
And plainness acting virtue’s part. [more info]

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