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Goblin Market, The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems

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Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,023 / 148 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.4
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: www.loudlit.org
Downloads: 1,132
Added to site: 2005.10.27
mnybks.net#: 10883
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Poetry, Audiobook
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me,
With the first snow-fall of crisp Winter time.

Till Laura dwindling 320 Seemed knocking at Death's door:
Then Lizzie weighed no more
Better and worse;
But put a silver penny in her purse,
Kissed Laura, crossed the heath with clumps of furze
At twilight, halted by the brook:
And for the first time in her life
Began to listen and look.

Laughed every goblin
When they spied her peeping: 330 Came towards her hobbling,
Flying, running, leaping,
Puffing and blowing,
Chuckling, clapping, crowing,
Clucking and gobbling,
Mopping and mowing,
Full of airs and graces,
Pulling wry faces,
Demure grimaces,
Cat-like and rat-like, 340 Ratel- and wombat-like,
Snail-paced in a hurry,
Parrot-voiced and whistler,
Helter skelter, hurry skurry,
Chattering like magpies,
Fluttering like pigeons,
Glidin

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