Джон Банистер Табб (John Bannister Tabb)




Текст оригинала на английском языке

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?"



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