A Child's Garden of Verses

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,879 / 32 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81
LoC Categories: PR, PZ
Downloads: 1,391
Added to site: 2008.05.28
mnybks.net#: 21040
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ities all about.

I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant Land of Counterpane.

[Illustration: _"I was happy all the day."_]

A GOOD BOY

I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day,
I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play.

And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood,
And I am very happy, for I know that I've been good.

My bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair. And I must off to sleepsin-by, and not forget my prayer.

I know that, till tomorrow I shall see the sun arise,
No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes.

But slumber hold me tightly till I waken in the dawn,
And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.

[Illustration]

LOOKING FORWARD

When I am grown to man's estate
I shall be very proud and great,
And tell t

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