smil has indeed in this passage closely imitated the celebrated hymn, "Dies Iræ."
He told his mother of the theft, While she, of principle bereft, Patted him on the head and smil'd.
The swan's song, the last "counsel" in the book, is also one of the most interesting parts of smil's work.
Besides the two works mentioned, a collection of proverbs which goes by smil's name is undoubtedly a genuine work of the author.
And spread his vegetable store, And gayly prest, and smil'd; And skill'd in legendary lore, The lingering hours beguil'd.
He smil'd as he trip'd up the steps; but 'twas vexation plac'd it on his features.
This is not the case with two satirical poems that were up to recently attributed to smil.