The Lion and the Unicorn

Nursery Rhyme - Author Unknown

The lion and the Unicorn
Were fighting for the crown;
The lion beat the unicorn
All around the town.

Some gave them white bread
And some gave them brown;
Some gave them plum cake
And drummed them out of town.

Poem from 16th c. Germany

Author Unknown

The wise man says these animals
Lust greatly after pretty girls.
This way to catch them is the best,
A youth in woman's clothes is dressed
And then with dainty steps he flaunts
About the Unicorn's bright haunts.
For when this creature spies a maid
Straight in her lap he lays his head.
The huntsman, doffing his disguise
Saws off the horn and wins the prize.


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