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A Child's Garden of Verses

Verse 130

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,247 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,372
Added to site: 2008.05.27 21024


The sun is not a-bed, when I
At night upon my pillow lie;
Still round the earth his way he takes,
And morning after morning makes.

While here at home, in shining day,
We round the sunny garden play,
Each little Indian sleepy-head
Is being kissed and put to bed.

And when at eve I rise from tea,
Day dawns beyond the Atlantic Sea;
And all the children in the West
Are getting up and being dressed.



My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky;
It's time to take the window to see Leerie going by;
For every night at teatime and before you take your seat, With lantern and with ladder he comes posting up the street.

Now Tom would be a driver and Maria go to sea,
And my papa's a banker and as rich as he can be;
But I, when I am stronger and can choose what I'm to do, O Leerie, I'll go round at night and light the lamps



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