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A Child's Garden of Verses

Verse 154

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Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,471 / 37 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,170
Added to site: 2008.05.27
mnybks.net#: 21026
Origin: gutenberg.org
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had me packed into bed;
But the glory kept shining and bright in my eyes,
And the stars going round in my head.

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[Illustration]

MARCHING-SONG.

Bring the comb and play upon it!
Marching, here we come!
Willie cocks his highland bonnet,
Johnnie beats the drum.

Mary Jane commands the party,
Peter leads the rear;
Fleet in time, alert and hearty,
Each a Grenadier!

All in the most martial manner
Marching double-quick;
While the napkin like a banner
Waves upon the stick!

Here's enough of fame and pillage,
Great commander Jane!
Now that we've been round the village,
Let's go home again.

[Illustration]

[Illustration]

THE COW

The friendly cow all red and white,
I love with all my heart:
She gives me cream with all her might,
To eat with apple-tart.

She wanders lowing here and there,
And yet she cannot stray,
All in

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