Nature In Verse; A Poetry Reader For Children

Paperback | May 16, 2012

byMary Isabella Lovejoy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 Excerpt: ...the silly fly Would soon be back again; So he wove a subtle web In a little corner sly, And set his table ready To dine upon the fly. He went out to his door again, And merrily did sing, "Come hither, hither, pretty fly, With pearl and silver wing; Your robes are green and purple, There's a crest upon your head; Your eyes are like the diamond bright, But mine are dull as lead." Alas, alas! how very soon This silly little fly, Hearing his wily, flattering words, Came slowly flitting by; With buzzing wings she hung aloft, Then near and nearer drew--Thought only of her brilliant eyes, And green and purple hue; Thought only of her crested head--Poor foolish thing! At last Up jumped the cunning spider, And fiercely held her fast. He dragged her up his winding stair, Into his dismal den Within his little parlor--but She ne'er came out again! And now, dear little children Who may this story read, To idle, silly, flattering words, I pray you, ne'er give heed. Unto an evil counselor Close heart and ear and eye; And take a lesson from this tale Of the spider and the fly.--Mary Howitt. O LARK OF THE SUMMER MORNING. A With the lark like a speck in the sky, While its small, sweet throat runneth over With praise it sendeth on high. 0 lark of the summer morning, Teach, teach me the song that you sing, 1 would learn without lightness or scorning, To give praise for every good thing. O lark of the summer morning! Give, give me of praying the key, And I'll learn without lightness or scorning As I did at my own mother's knee.--From the Japanese. OME, come, Mister Peacock, you must not be proud, Although you can boast such a train; For many a bird far more highly endowed Is not half so conceited and vain. Let me tell you, gay bird, that a suit of fine clothes Is a so...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 Excerpt: ...the silly fly Would soon be back again; So he wove a subtle web In a little corner sly, And set his table ready To dine upon the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217730507

ISBN - 13:9780217730501

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