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First Line: I haven't sewed my children's clo'se
Last Line: The things I'm always wanting to.
Subject(s): Children; Daughters; Childhood


I haven't sewed my children's clo'se
For days, the way I'd like to do;
I don't neglect 'em, goodness knows,
'Cept when it is my duty to;
They're less important, anyhow,
'Cause I'm a missionary now.

My heathen doll's not half so dear
As all my Christian children there,
And that's what makes my duty clear
To always give him speshul care;
'Cause I have found it wrong to do
The things I'm always wanting to.





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