Clement Clarke Moore

(15 July 1779 – 10 July 1863 / New York City, New York)

Poems of Clement Clarke Moore

1. A Visit from St. Nicholas 4/13/2010
2. Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas 1/1/2004
3. Old Santeclaus 1/1/2004
4. The Pig and the Rooster 4/13/2010

The Pig and the Rooster

On a warm sunny day, in the midst of July,
A lazy young pig lay stretched out in his sty,
Like some of his betters, most solemnly thinking
That the best things on earth are good eating and drinking.
At length, to get rid of the gnats and the flies,
He resolv'd, from his sweet meditations to rise;
And, to keep is skin pleasant, and pliant, and cool,
He plung'd him, forthwith, in the next muddy pool.

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