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A Child's Own Book of Verse II by  Ada M. Skinner


 

 

TO THE LADYBIRD

Ladybird, ladybird! fly away home!

The fieldmouse has gone to her nest,

The daisies have shut up their sleepy red eyes,

And the bees and birds are at rest.


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Ladybird, ladybird! fly away home!

The glowworm is lighting her lamp,

The dew 's falling fast, and your fine speckled wings

Will flag with the close clinging damp.


Ladybird, ladybird! fly away home!

The fairybells tinkle afar!

Make haste, or they 'll catch you, and harness you fast

With a cobweb to Oberon's car.

—CAROLINE BOWLES SOUTHEY.


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