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Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850–1894).  A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods.  1913.
21. A Good Boy

I WOKE before the morning, I was happy all the day, 
I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play. 
And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood, 
And I am very happy, for I know that I’ve been good. 
My bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair,         5
And I must off to sleepsin-by, and not forget my prayer. 
I know that, till to-morrow I shall see the sun arise, 
No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes. 
But slumber hold me tightly till I waken in the dawn, 
And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.  10



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