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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Little Book of Modern Verse.  1917.
 
72. The House and the Road
 
By Josephine Preston Peabody
 
 
THE LITTLE Road says, Go,
The little House says, Stay:
And O, it’s bonny here at home,
But I must go away.
 
The little Road, like me,        5
Would seek and turn and know;
And forth I must, to learn the things
The little Road would show!
 
And go I must, my dears,
And journey while I may,        10
Though heart be sore for the little House
That had no word but Stay.
 
Maybe, no other way
Your child could ever know
Why a little House would have you stay,        15
When a little Road says, Go.
 

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