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English Poetry. John Bannister Tabb. The Tax-Gatherer. Джон Банистер Табб.






John Bannister Tabb (Джон Банистер Табб)

The Tax-Gatherer

"And pray, who are you?"
Said the violet blue
To the Bee, with surprise
At his wonderful size,
In her eye-glass of dew.

"I, madam," quoth he,
"Am a publican Bee,
Collecting the tax
On honey and wax.
Have you nothing for me?"

John Bannister Tabb’s other poems:

  1. Chimney Stacks
  2. The Bobolink
  3. The Bee and the Blossoms
  4. A Duet
  5. Butterfly




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