Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE LOVELY CHILD, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY

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First Line: Lilies are both pure and fair
Last Line: Than a primrose, blossoming?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Flowers; Lilies; Roses; Childhood

LILIES are both pure and fair,
Growing 'midst the roses there --
Roses, too, both red and pink,
Are quite beautiful, I think.

But of all bright blossoms -- best --
Purest -- fairest -- loveliest, --
Could there be a sweeter thing
Than a primrose, blossoming?

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