A Peacock once placed a petition before Juno desiring to have the voice of a nightingale in addition to his other attractions; but Juno refused his request. When he persisted, and pointed out that he was her favourite bird, she said:
‘Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.’
Juno is the Roman Queen of the Gods.
The peacock has an unattractive cry; the nightingale sings beautifully.
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