A Child's Garden of Verses

By Robert Louis

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..._A
Child's
Garden
of Verses_

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

_Illustrated by
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A THOUGHT ...

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...AUNTIE'S SKIRTS ...

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LOOKING-GLASS RIVER ...

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ENVOYS

TO WILLIE AND HENRIETTA ...

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He stays so close beside me, he's a coward you...

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... Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in...

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...on the ships at sea.

[Illustration]

[Illustration]




PIRATE STORY


Three of us afloat in the...

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... Late in the night when the fires are out,
Why...

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...In all the town no spark of light.
There I'll come when...

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...come home?

On goes the river
And...

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... Nor can remember plain and clear
The curious music...

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...bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair
And...

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...enough of fame and pillage,
Great commander Jane!
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...Out through the breach in the wall of the garden,
...

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...They must never hope for glory--
Theirs is quite a different story!

...

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...comes posting up the street.

Now Tom would be a driver and...

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...to the day
Cuddle to sleep to be out of her way;
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... Had blown out the light!

Patience, children,...

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...The colder countries round the door.

When to go out, my nurse...

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...carried in,
The sunless hours again begin;
O'er all...

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...PLAYMATE


When children are playing alone on the green,
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... And you'll hear the water singing at the prow;
For...

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...find the flowing brooks
In the picture story-books.

All...

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...harbour as well where my vessels may ride.

Great is the palace...

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... So, when my nurse comes in for me,
Home I...

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...parcels with their feet
Down the green and grassy street.
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...golden day is done,
Through the closing portal,
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... Here in the arbour-like
Tent of the laurel.

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... And in the blue and glowing days
More thick...

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...springing of the flowers;
And the fairy things that pass
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... That now you smoke your pipe around.
Has seen immortal actions...

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... The red room with the giant bed
Where none...

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...distant India, these
I send across the seas,
Nor...

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...THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
by JAMES FENIMORE COOPER
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...TREASURE ISLAND
by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
_Illustrated by N....