A Child's Garden of Verses

By Robert Louis

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... MY SHIP AND I

THE WIND

A GOOD BOY

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...lea.
Winds are in the air, they are blowing in the spring,
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...was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
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...Tom and me
To go a-sailing on, till tea.

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... They led in wagons home;
And they...

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...with all the showers,
She walks among the meadow grass
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...stay,
But every night I go abroad
Afar into...

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... And turned the turtles off their legs.

Such a life...

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...he takes,
And morning after morning makes.

While here...

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...go to sea,
And my papa's a banker and as rich as...

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...tigers are,
Lying close and giving ear
Lest the...

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...river, we go.

Here is the mill with the humming of thunder,
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...hates to be big,
'Tis he that inhabits the caves that you...

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... I could not see yourself at all--
O wind,...

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...crying babies,
All grow up as geese and gabies,
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... Now in the falling of the gloom
The red fire...

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...I must rise and leave my dell,
And leave my dimpled water...

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...like a wedding-cake.

[Illustration]

[Illustration]




THE LITTLE LAND


When at home alone I sit
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...(These have sure to battle been!)--
Some are pied with ev'ry hue,
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...the darkness houses shine,
Parents move with candles
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...the
Bird's little babies.

Soon the frail...

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...and scrambles,
All by himself and gathering brambles;
Here...

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... And steps coming down in an orderly way
To...