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Songs of Childhood

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Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,060 / 45 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 481
Added to site: 2007.11.20
mnybks.net#: 19118
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king-glass,
A hair like golden wire;
The smallest grain of mustard-seed
As fierce as coals of fire;

A loaf of bread, a lofty hill;
A wasp, a cruel leopard;
And specks of salt as bright to see
As lambkins to a shepherd.

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O for a moon to light me home!
O for a lanthorn green!
For those sweet stars the Pleiades,
That glitter in the twilight trees;
O for a lovelorn taper! O
For a lanthorn green!

O for a frock of tartan!
O for clear, wild, grey eyes!
For fingers light as violets,
'Neath branches that the blackbird frets;
O for a thistly meadow! O
For clear, wild grey eyes!

O for a heart like almond boughs!
O for sweet thoughts like rain!
O for first-love like fields of grey,
Shut April-buds at break of day!
O for a sleep like music!
For still dreams like rain!

I SAW THREE WITCHES

I saw three witches
That bowed down like barley,
And took t

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