William Cowper

Here you will find the Poem On A Miser, 2 (From The Greek) of poet William Cowper

On A Miser, 2 (From The Greek)

A miser traversing his house,
Espied, unusual there, a mouse,
And thus his uninvited guest 
Briskly inquisitive address'd:
'Tell me, my dear, to what cause is't 
I owe this unexpected visit?'
The mouse her host obliquely eyed,
And, smiling, pleasantly replied:
'Fear not, good fellow, for your hoard!
I come to lodge, and not to board.'