Excerpt from Frog Hollow Post Bag: As Sorted and Arranged by the Hermit Frog Hollow Post Bag Introduction In latest March the frogs begin to sing, Or croak - if so you term that chorusing -In fields bucolic; but to my fine earNo lark may lift a throat of happier cheerThan did Sir Leaper Bullfrog of the Marsh, When, to the general, his song rang harshAnd set the scornful critic crows a-laughing.The music's in the hearer. Sneers and chaffingI take to be but light perverted rillsThat have gone wildering from the sacred hillsInto the envious tangle of a wood -Oh, they'd be mighty rivers, if they could!Enough, say I, of crows and buzzard tribe, Enough of satire and the carper's gibe;Our thought shall take the gentle ways and green, Of light, of truth, of trust, of hearts serene -The honest frog-croak and the honest frogShall be our theme. On, then, Pegasus! Jog! For, on a day, as through the fields I went, With such a heart as only may be sentBriefly abroad in the releasing springTo find the new-lit heart in everything, Sir Leaper hailed me, grandly, from his bog;And I bent ear to list the knightly frog. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.