Twinkle, twinkle, little star,How I wonder what you are!
Jane Taylor (1783 - 1824)
Source: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Contributed by: ingebrita
I thank the goodness and the grace Which on my birth have smiled, And made me, in these Christian days, A happy Christian child.
Source: A Child's Hymn of Praise.
Contributed by: Zaady
Far from mortal cares retreating, Sordid hopes and vain desires, Here, our willing footsteps meeting, Every heart to heaven aspires.
Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My mother.
Source: My Mother.
Oh that it were my chief delight To do the things I ought! Then let me try with all my might To mind what I am taught.
Source: For a Very Little Child. 1
Though man a thinking being is defined, Few use the grand prerogative of mind. How few think justly of the thinking few! How many never think, who think they do!
Source: Essays in Rhyme. (On Morals and Manners. Prejudice.) Essay i. Stanza 45.
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