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

THROUGH all the pleasant meadow-side 
  The grass grew shoulder-high, 
Till the shining scythes went far and wide 
  And cut it down to dry. 
These green and sweetly smelling crops         5
  They led in wagons home; 
And they piled them here in mountain tops 
  For mountaineers to roam. 
Here is Mount Clear, Mount Rusty-Nail, 
  Mount Eagle and Mount High;—  10
The mice that in these mountains dwell, 
  No happier are than I! 
O what a joy to clamber there, 
  O what a place for play, 
With the sweet, the dim, the dusty air.  15
  The happy hills of hay! 



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