A peach and potato argue beauty. Potato admits and ugly outside but peach has a heart of stone.
O! WHAT will you say to a peach and potatoe,
Discoursing on beauty of person?
Yet their talk I’m afraid is not worse than some ladies’,
Though not quite so soon made a verse on.
Said the peach, “your complexion will not bear inspection,
Your aspect is vulgar and homely;
But my skin is much fairer, my qualities rarer,
My person engaging and comely.”
Said the root, “they judge rightly, who think me unsightly,
For I own that I’m not an Adonis;
Yet it is not my duty to envy a beauty,
Whose heart quite as hard as a stone is.”