A Child's Garden of Verses

By Robert Louis

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...A Child's Garden of Verses

by

Robert Louis Stevenson




To Alison Cunningham

From Her Boy


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...Boats?
XV Auntie's Skirts
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...I
III My Kingdom
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... Bed in Summer

In winter I get up at night
And dress...

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...up and down
With people tramping in to town.

If I could find...

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... Are with mosque and minaret
Among sandy gardens set,
And the rich...

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... Is singing in the rain.


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...Go the Boats?

Dark brown is the river,
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...and houses out,
And planted cities all about.

I was the giant great...

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...all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up...

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...down behind the wood,
And I am very happy, for I know that I've...

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... XXVI
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... Good and Bad Children

Children, you are very little,
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... XXIX
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...be out of her way;
And flowers and children close their eyes
Till...

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... Here is fairy bread to eat.
Here in...

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...By the cold candle, bathe and dress.

Close by the jolly fire I sit
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... Farewell to the...

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...2. Shadow March

All around the house is the jet-black night;
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...When children are playing alone on the green,
In comes the playmate that never...

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...breezes blow
And the vessel goes a divie-divie-dive.

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...my heather blooms.
Alas! and as my home I neared,
How very big...

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...it, and nursie alone!

The stone, with the white and the yellow and grey,
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...always remember my town by the sea.


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...And warmly on the roof it looks,
And flickers on the back of books.

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...looking-glass,
Humming fly and daisy tree
And my tiny self I see,
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... As the rays diminish,
Under evening's cloak they all
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... Nest Eggs

Birds all the sunny day
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...or thyme,
Where the braver fairies climb!

Fair are grown-up people's trees,
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...sea
O'er the lawn up to my knee.

Under grass alone he lies,
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...William Tell,
Was bound by an enchanter's spell.




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...to hear once more
The little feet along the floor.


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... Below the yew--it still is there--
Our phantom voices haunt the air
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...Some day soon this rhyming volume, if you learn with proper speed,
Little Louis...

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...garden, play.
But do not think you can at all,
By knocking on...