Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE GREEDY BOY, by ELIZABETH TURNER (1755-1846)

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First Line: Sammy smith would drink and eat
Last Line: Was often greedy sam.
Subject(s): Boys; Greed; Avarice; Cupidity

SAMMY SMITH would drink and eat
From morning until night;
He filled his mouth so full of meat,
It was a shameful sight.

Sometimes he gave a book or toy
For apple, cake, or plum;
And grudged if any other boy
Should taste a single crumb.

Indeed he ate and drank so fast,
And used to stuff and cram,
The name they call'd him by at last
Was often Greedy Sam.

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