The Polar Bear is unaware
Of cold that cuts me through:
For why? He has a coat of hair.
I wish I had one too!

H. Belloc, The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, Covent Garden (London): Duckworth, [1918?], p. 15

Notes by Andrew Guild:
Hilaire Belloc was born in France in 1870, grew up in England, and died in 1953. The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts was first published in 1896.