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    THERE'S BEAUTY ALL AROUND US.   Table of Contents     THE MAPLE'S LEAVES WERE SCARLET.

Smith, Effie Waller
Rhymes from the Cumberland

- PART II
- VIOLETS.


VIOLETS.


Oh, lovely, lovely violets,
So dainty and so blue,
So modest yet so beautiful,
Whene'er I look at you

I mind me of a gone-by day,
When in a woodland glade,
Beside a purling brooklet,
Beneath an elm's shade.

We sat and plucked the violets
That blossomed by us there,
raster
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Shedding their sweet perfume
Upon the woodland air.

We made sweet nose-gays of their blooms,
We tried our fortunes, too,
With them, though long ago that's been,
They told our fortunes true.

    THERE'S BEAUTY ALL AROUND US.   Table of Contents     THE MAPLE'S LEAVES WERE SCARLET.