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Robert Louis Stevenson (Роберт Льюис Стивенсон)


A Child's Garden of Verses. 27. Good and Bad Children


Children, you are very little,
And your bones are very brittle;
If you would grow great and stately,
You must try to walk sedately.

You must still be bright and quiet,
And content with simple diet;
And remain, through all bewild'ring,
Innocent and honest children.

Happy hearts and happy faces,
Happy play in grassy places--
That was how in ancient ages,
Children grew to kings and sages.

But the unkind and the unruly,
And the sort who eat unduly,
They must never hope for glory--
Theirs is quite a different story!

Cruel children, crying babies,
All grow up as geese and gabies,
Hated, as their age increases,
By their nephews and their nieces. 



Robert Louis Stevenson's other poems:
  1. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 33. To My Wife
  2. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 8. TO you, let snow and roses
  3. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 10. I KNOW not how it is with you
  4. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 18. THE stormy evening closes now in vain
  5. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 37. The House of Tembinoka


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