A frog and mouse agreed to settle by single combat their claims
to a marsh; but, while they fought, a kite carried them both off. (Æsop: Fables, clxviii.)
Old Æsop's fable, where he told
What fate unto the mouse and frog befel.
Cary: Dante, cxxiii.
is the Dutchman (not Frenchman) in Arbuthnot's History of John
Bull. Frogs are called “Dutch, nightingales.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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