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Bed in Summer

by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer, quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people’s feet Still going...

Looking-Glass River

by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith Smooth it glides upon its travel, Here a wimple, there a gleam — O the clean gravel! O the smooth stream! Sailing blossoms, silver fishes, Paven pools as clear as air — How a child wishes To live down there! We can see our...

North-West Passage

by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith 1. Good-Night Then the bright lamp is carried in, The sunless hours again begin; O’er all without, in field and lane, The haunted night returns again. Now we behold the embers flee About the firelit hearth; and see Our faces...

The Flowers

by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith All the names I know from nurse: Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse, Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock, And the Lady Hollyhock. Fairy places, fairy things, Fairy woods where the wild bee wings, Tiny trees for tiny...

I Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient; Love is kind and envies no one. Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude; never selfish, not quick to take offense. Love keeps no score of wrongs; does not gloat over other men’s sins, but delights in the truth. There is nothing love cannot face; there is no limit to its...

The Frog Prince

by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren In olden times when wishing still helped one, there lived a king whose daughters were all beautiful, but the youngest was so beautiful that the sun itself, which has seen so much, was astonished whenever it shone in her face. Close by the...

Wild Rose

Flower Poem Written and Illustrated by Elizabeth Gordon Oh, have you seen sweet Briar Rose? She wears the very dearest clothes, A hat the sweetest ever seen, And dainty frock all shades of...

Violet

Flower Poem Written and Illustrated by Elizabeth Gordon Modest little Violet Was her loving Mother’s pet; Didn’t care to go and play, Rather stay at home all...

Twin Flower Babies

Flower Poem Written and Illustrated by Elizabeth Gordon If you’re very, very good When you’re walking in the wood, Twin-Flower babies you may see, Sheltered by some old pine...

Primrose

Flower Poem Written and Illustrated by Elizabeth Gordon Primrose is the dearest thing She loves to play outdoors in spring; But if a little child is ill, She’s happy on the window...

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