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Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850–1894).  A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods.  1913.
  
2. Bed in Summer

IN winter I get up at night 
And dress by yellow candle-light. 
In summer, quite the other way, 
I have to go to bed by day. 
  
I have to go to bed and see         5
The birds still hopping on the tree, 
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet 
Still going past me in the street. 
  
And does it not seem hard to you, 
When all the sky is clear and blue,  10
And I should like so much to play, 
To have to go to bed by day? 

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