Comparisons -

A Lamb and a Lion — a Fox and an Ass,
Resemble Mankind, as it were in a glass;
Males are harmless as lambs 'till they're fourteen years old,
And 'till they are forty, as lions are bold;
As foxes they're cunning 'till three-score and ten,
Then, silly as asses, no longer are men.

A Dove and a Sparrow — a Parrot and Crow,
The life of a Woman most aptly will show;
Girls innocent doves are 'till fourteen years old,
And chirrup like sparrows, till forty are told;
Like parrots they'll prate 'till they're three-score and ten,
And as crows often croak, so do most old wo - MEN !
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