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Some think me clever, some think me sly
Some think me pretty, fetching to the eye

Some think me quick, I fear not enough
For some think me best a warm winter muff


This is my first one so please be nice.

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I wonder whether you are

a fox.

Some think me clever, some think me sly

Traditional attributes of the fox.

Some think me pretty, fetching to the eye

Well, they are. Also, "foxy" is a (now rather old-fashioned, I think) term used by men to describe women they find attractive in a certain way.

Some think me quick, I fear not enough

Foxes are also traditionally described as quick, but ...

For some think me best a warm winter muff

... after one has been caught by hunters its fur may be used to make a muff.

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    $\begingroup$ For Some think me quick, I fear not enough I think the reference is 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' $\endgroup$ – CodeNewbie Oct 14 '16 at 5:45
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, that's possible. But that sentence exists partly because foxes already had the reputation of being quick :-). $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Oct 14 '16 at 12:23
  • $\begingroup$ Yep. Maybe too easy. Outfoxed or sly like a fox, foxy, and the quick brown fox were the main things. And it turns out they'll make anything out of a fox but muff was the best I could do. $\endgroup$ – user1566694 Oct 14 '16 at 14:42
  • $\begingroup$ Rhymes nicely with "enough". $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Oct 14 '16 at 15:13

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