A Peevish Fellow laid his Head
The Man bitten by Fleas
No MS; 1713 Misc, 223-6.
Rpt of 1713: 1903 Reynolds, 200-2.
La Fontaine, "L'Homme et la Puce," VIII, 5, 211-2
Finch elaborates La Fontaine's brief general verse paragraph into a series of burlesque stanzas to make a political fable with a specifically Tory moral; stanzas 6-13 entirely her own.