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About the Little Girl that Beat Her Sister

Ann Taylor 1782 (Islington) – 1866



Go, go, my naughty girl, and kiss
Your little sister dear;
I must not have such things as this,
And noisy quarrels here.

What! little children scratch and fight,
That ought to be so mild;
Oh! Mary, it's a shocking sight
To see an angry child.

I can't imagine, for my part,
The reason for your folly;
She did not do you any hurt
By playing with your dolly.

See, see, the little tears that run
Fast from her watery eye:
Come, my sweet innocent, have done,
'Twill do no good to cry.

Go, Mary, wipe her tears away,
And make it up with kisses:
And never turn a pretty play
To such a pet as this is.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AXAX BCBC XDXD EFEF GXGX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 591
Words 120
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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