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“God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race — to enlarge our hearts, to make us unselfish, and full of kindly sympathies and affections; to give our souls higher aims, and to call out all our faculties to extended enterprise and exertion ...”
“'Will you walk into my parlour?' said the Spider to the Fly, / ''Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy ... '”
“How pleasant the lives of the birds must be, / Living in love in a leafy tree!”
“... he is happiest who hath power / to gather wisdom from a flower.”
“True delicacy, that most beautiful heart-leaf of humanity, exhibits itself most significantly in little things.”
“Buttercups and daisies — / Oh, the pretty flowers! / Coming ere the Springtime, / To tell of sunny hours, / When the trees are leafless; / When the fields are bare; / Buttercups and daisies / Spring up here and there.”
“O the broom, the yellow broom / The ancient poet sung it, / And dear it is on summer days / To lie at rest among it.”
Mary Howitt, English poet
(1799 - 1888)
Full name: Mary Botham Howitt.