Posies for Children; A Book of Verse

Posies for Children; A Book of Verse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... Meek little Dandelion Groweth more fair, Till dies the amber dew Out from her hair. High rides the thirsty sun, Fiercely and high; Faint little Dandelion Closeth her eye. Pale little Dandelion, In her white shroud, Heareth the angel-breeze Call from the cloud! Tiny plumes fluttering Make no delay! Little winged Dandelion Soareth away. Miss Warner. READY FOR DUTY. Daffy-down-Dilly came up in the cold, Through the brown mould; Although the March breezes bllfcv keen on her face, Although the white snow lay on many a place. Daffy-down-Dilly had heard under ground The sweet rushing sound Of the streams as they burst off their white winter chains, Of the whistling spring winds, and the pattering rains. "Now, then," thought Daffy, deep down in her heart, "It's time I should start." So she pushed her soft leaves through the hard-frozen ground Quite up to the surface, and then she looked round. There was snow all about her, gray clouds overhead; The trees all looked dead: Then how do you think Daffy-down-Dilly felt, When the sun would not shine and the ice would not melt? "Cold weather!" thought Daffy, still working away; "The earth's hard to-day. There's but a half-inch of my leaves to be seen, And two-thirds of that is more yellow than green 102 I HEARD AN ANGEL. "I can't do much yet; but I 'll do what I can. It's well I began! For unless I can manage to lift up my head, The people will think Spring herself's dead." So, little by little, she brought her leaves out, All clustered about; And then her bright flowers began to unfold, Till Daffy stood robed in her spring green and gold. O Daffy-down-Dilly, so brave and so true! I wish all were like you! So ready for duty in all sorts of weather, And holding forth...
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645146
  • 9781236645142