A Child's Garden of Verses

By Robert Louis

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...A CHILDS
GARDEN
of VERSES

[Illustration]

[Illustration: _A Child's Garden_]




A CHILD'S
GARDEN
...

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...consumption. For more than twenty
years, or until his death in Samoa late in 1894, he...

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...knives and axes cut a path up the steep
mountain-side and carried him on their broad...

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...who lists my rhyme,
In the bright, fireside, nursery clime,
...

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...SHADOW ...

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TO MY MOTHER ...

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...saw the like by day.

So fine a show was never seen
...

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...you shamed, you sleepy-head?'

[Illustration]




At the Seaside.


When I was down beside the...

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... At least as far as he is able.

[Illustration: _"I looked abroad...

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...the very best of plays;
But Tom fell out and hurt his...

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... Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
...

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...Great commander Jane!
Now that we've been round the village,
...

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...festivals;
And in a corner find the toys
Of...

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...and cattle:
All of the sights of the hill and the plain
...

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...I'm sure we should all
be as happy...

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...things are there for me,
Both things to eat and things to...

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...river to foam.

You with the bean that I gave when we...

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... And blots all out.

[Illustration: _"We can see our colored faces."_]

...

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... Little Indian, Sioux or Crow,
Little frosty Eskimo,
...

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... For mountaineers to roam.

Here is Mount Clear, Mount Rusty-Nail,
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...and lane,
The haunted night returns again.

Now we...

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... You, too, my mother, read my rhymes
For love...

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...indicate the meanings of the words as
used in "A Child's Garden of Verses."

_adorned_ ([.a] dornd')....

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...A district in British India.

_man-devouring_ (m[)a]n'-d[+e] vour' [)i]ng). Man-eating.

_Mars_ (marz). One of the planets of...