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Fairy

The Fairies

Up the airy Mountain,
Down the rushy glen.
We dare not go a-hunting,
For fear of little men..W.Allingham.

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Beggars Rhyme.

X-mas is coming, the geese are getting fat.
Please to put a dollar in the old mans hat.
If you haven't got a dollar, a silver coin will do.
If you haven't any coinage, then God bless you!

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Monday's child is fair of face.
Tuesday's child is full of grace.
Wednesday's child is full of woe.
Thursday's child has far to go.
Friday's child is wise and giving.
Saturday's child works hard for a living.
And a child that's born on the Sabbath day,
Is fair and loved and good and gay.

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It's good to be merry and wise.
It's good to be honest and true.
It's best to be off with the old love.
Before you are on with the new.

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See the happy moron.
He doesn't give a damn.
I wish I was a moron.
My God! Perhaps I am! ..Eugenic

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Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright.
In the forests of the night.
What immortal hand or eye.
Could frame, thy fearful, symmetry.

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'Alice Through The Looking Glass.'

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

'Alice In Wonderland.'

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"to speak of many things:
Of shoes-and ships-and sealing wax-
Of cabbages-and kings-
And why the sea is boiling hot
And whether pigs have wings."

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'The Hobbit'

'Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where sun has never shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.'

'Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.'
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Tolkien

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Lady Bug.

Lady bug, Lady bug, fly away do.
Fly to the mountain and feed apon dew.
Feed upon dew, and sleep on a rug.
Then fly away home, like a good little bug.

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To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour..
William Blake

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"We are all worms," said Winston Churchill, "but I like to think I'm a glow worm."

I wish I was a glow worm
They always have such fun.
You would be happy like a glow worm
If the sun shone out your bum.

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I saw a man upon the stair
A little man who was not there
He wasn't there again today
Gee, I wish he'd go away!
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'Children Learn What They Live'

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn what envy is.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient.
If children live with encouragement, they learn to be confident.
If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to find love in the world.
If children live with recognition, they learn to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn to be generous.
If children live with honesty and fairness, they learn what truth and justice are.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and those around them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn that the
world is a nice place in which to live.
If children live with serenity, they learn to have a peace of mind.
With what are your children living? ..
Dorothy L. Nolte

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Magpie,
bird of ill omen,
divination rhyme.

One for sorrow,
Two for grief,
Three for a letter,
Four for a death,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret that must never be told,
Eight for heaven,
Nine for Hell,
Ten to ring the wedding bell,
Eleven for England,
Twelve for France,
Thirteen for a witch abroad,
Fourteen for a dance.

To break the magpies foretelling, tip your hat or blow her a kiss and say - "I cross the magpie, the magpie crosses me. Bad luck to the magpie and good luck to me!"

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Gather ye rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And these same flower that smiles today,
To-morrow will be dying
..Robert Herrick

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Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November:
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting February alone,
And that has twenty-eight days clear,
And twenty-nine in each leap year..
MS Stevins.

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Daffodils.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils.

For oft when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils ..
William Wordsworth

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When I was one, I had just begun.
When I was two, I was nearly new.
When I was three, I was hardly me.
When I was four, I was not much more.
When I was five, I was just alive.
But now I am six, I'm clever as clever.
So I think I'll stay six forever and ever!

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