A hare being seized by an eagle most bold,
In pitiful tones his sad story told.
A foolish young sparrow hard by on a tree,
Offered no pity, but laughed in his glee.
And said to the hare: "I think it absurd.
A swift hare like you, to be caught by a bird."
Then a hawk darting down seized the poor sparrow,
And ere long was dining, in state, on her marrow,
And the hare as he drew his lingering breath,
Saw the poor little sparrow strangling in death.
Source: Thummel: Aesop in Rhyme.