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Æsop. (Sixth century B.C.)  Fables.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
The Peacock and Juno
 
 
A PEACOCK once placed a petition before Juno desiring to have the voice of a nightingale in addition to his other attractions; but Juno refused his request. When he persisted, and pointed out that he was her favourite bird, she said:
        “BE CONTENT WITH YOUR LOT; ONE CANNOT BE FIRST IN EVERYTHING.”
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