Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A GOOD BOY, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON



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A GOOD BOY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day
Last Line: And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): A Child's Garden Of Verses: 20


I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day,
I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play.

And now at last the sun iting cool and fresh, with linen
smooth and fair,
And I must be off to sleepsin-by, and not forget my prayer.

I know that, till to-morrow I shall see the sun arise,
No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes.

But slumber hold me tightly till I waken in the dawn,
And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.






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