Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LETTY'S GLOBE, by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER

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First Line: When letty had scarcely passed her third glad year
Last Line: Bright over europe fell her golden hair!
Subject(s): Children; Childhood

WHEN Letty had scarce passed her third glad year,
And her young, artless words began to flow,
One day we gave the child a colored sphere
Of the wide earth, that she might mark and know,
By tint and outline, all its sea and land.
She parted all the world; old empires peeped
Between her baby fingers; her soft hand
Was welcome at all frontiers. How she leaped,
And laughed and prattled in her world-wide bliss;
But when we turned her sweet unlearned eye
On our own isle, she raised a joyous cry,
"Oh! yes I see it, Letty's home is there!"
And, while she hid all England with a kiss,
Bright over Europe fell her golden hair!

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