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Poems Every Child Should Know by  Mary E. Burt


 

 

LET DOGS DELIGHT TO BARK AND BITE

"Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite," by Isaac Watts (1674-1748), and "Little Drops of Water," by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1810-97), are poems that the world cannot outgrow. Once in the mind, they fasten. They were not born to die.

Let dogs delight to bark and bite,

For God hath made them so;

Let bears and lions growl and fight,

For 'tis their nature too.


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But, children, you should never let

Such angry passions rise;

Your little hands were never made

To tear each other's eyes.


ISAAC WATTS.


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