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Kids Poems : Lady Mary

Discussion in 'Quotes & Poems' started by Yours, May 13, 2016.

  1. Lady Mary was able
    To keep a good table ;
    And what was still better, none found her
    Without a good heart
    The good things to impart.
    Which Providence showered around her.

    She was prudent, 'tis true ;
    But was generous, too,
    When charity called for her money ;
    And she ever kept by,
    Her own board to supply,
    Fresh biscuits, sweet butter and honey ;

    And twenty things more
    That we'll not number o'er,
    But such as gave comfort to many
    So old, lone and poor,
    That at home she felt sure,

    They had very little, if any.

    Then, oft as there came
    To her house some old dame,
    So feeble she scarce could walk steady,
    Lady Mary would say,
    "Take your cloak off and stay,
    And early my tea shall be ready."

    So pleasant her smile
    And her manners the while
    So kind was the welcome she gave her,
    Her modest old guest
    Would be put quite at rest.
    And stay as if granting a favor.

    She'd laugh, then, and chat,
    About this thing and that,
    And seek to amuse her meek hearer,
    As social and free,
    "While she poured out the tea,
    As if some great duchess were near her.

    When the moment was come
    For her guest to go home,
    That she might neither want, beg, nor borrow,
    She 'd press her to take
    A nice tart and a cake,
    Or something else, good for the morrow.

    She sometimes would go
    Soothing words to bestow,
    With gifts and kind looks, where were lying
    The sick, pale, and faint ;
    And she 'd kneel, like a saint,
    In prayer by the bed of the dying.

    Her wish was, to see
    All as happy as she :
    And she knew her kind deeds so to vary,
    That the sad, rich and poor,
    Said, in heaven, they were sure,
    Was a place for the good lady Mary.

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