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Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850–1894).  A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods.  1913.
  
3. The Flowers

ALL the names I know from nurse: 
Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse, 
Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock, 
And the Lady Hollyhock. 
  
Fairy places, fairy things,         5
Fairy woods where the wild bee wings, 
Tiny trees for tiny dames— 
These must all be fairy names! 
  
Tiny woods below whose boughs 
Shady fairies weave a house;  10
Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme, 
Where the braver fairies climb! 
  
Fair are grown-up people’s trees, 
But the fairest woods are these; 
Where if I were not so tall,  15
I should live for good and all. 

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