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"Will you walk into my parlor?" said the Spider to the Fly; "'Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy."
I know he's coming by this sign, That baby's almost wild; See how he laughs and crows and starts — Heaven, bless the merry child! He's father's self in face and limb, And father's heart is strong in him. Shout, baby, shout! and clap thy hands, For father on the threshold stands.
To ask me is in vain;
For who goes up your winding stair
Can ne'er come down again.
God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race — to enlarge our hearts, to make us unselfish, and full of kindly sympathies and affections; to give our souls higher aims, and to call out all our faculties to extended enterprise and exertion.
Old England is our home, and Englishmen are we;
Our tongue is known in every clime, our flag in every sea.
Then take me on your knee, mother; And listen, mother of mine. A hundred fairies danced last night, And the harpers they were nine.
Buttercups and Daisies—
Oh, the pretty flowers,
Coming ere the spring time,
To tell of sunny hours.
Yes, in the poor man's garden grow
Far more than herbs and flowers—
Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind,
And joy for weary hours.
When on the breath of Autumn's breeze, From pastures dry and brown, Goes floating, like an idle thought, The fair, white thistle-down; O, then what joy to walk at will, Upon the golden harvest-hill!
How pleasant the lives of the birds must be,
Living in love in a leafy tree!
The wild sea roars and lashes the granite cliffs below,
And round the misty islets the loud strong tempests blow.
True delicacy, that most beautiful heart-leaf of humanity, exhibits itself most significantly in little things.
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Religion is not a department of life; it is something that enters into the whole of it.
March 12, 1799
January 30, 1888
Mary Howitt was an English poet, and author of the famous poem The Spider and the Fly.
The Spider and the Fly (1829)
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