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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book Three by  Ada M. Skinner and Frances Gillespy Wickes

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WHITE BUTTERFLIES

Fly, white butterflies, out to sea,

Frail pale wings for the wind to try,

Small white wings that we scarce can see,

Fly.

Some fly light as a laugh of glee,

Some fly soft as a low long sigh;

All to the haven where each would be,

Fly.

—ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE.


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