Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, REBECCA'S AFTER-THOUGHT, by ELIZABETH TURNER (1755-1846)

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REBECCA'S AFTER-THOUGHT, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yesterday, rebecca mason
Last Line: Lov'd her better, and forgave her.
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Girls; Clemency

YESTERDAY, Rebecca Mason,
In the parlour by herself,
Broke a handsome china basin,
Plac'd upon the mantel-shelf.

Quite alarm'd, she thought of going
Very quietly away,
Not a single person knowing,
Of her being there that day.

But Rebecca recollected
She was taught deceit to shun;
And the moment she reflected,
Told her mother what was done;

Who commended her behaviour,
Lov'd her better, and forgave her.

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