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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
A Life Lesson
By James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)
 
    THERE, little girl—don’t cry!
  They have broken your doll, I know;
      And your tea-set blue,
      And your play-house, too,
  Are things of the long ago:        5
But childish troubles will soon pass by;—
    There, little girl—don’t cry!
 
    There, little girl—don’t cry!
  They have broken your slate, I know;
      And the glad, wild ways        10
      Of your schoolgirl days
  Are things of the long ago:
But life and love will soon come by;—
    There, little girl—don’t cry!
 
    There, little girl—don’t cry!        15
  They have broken your heart, I know;
      And the rainbow gleams
      Of your youthful dreams
  Are things of the long ago:
But heaven holds all for which you sigh;—        20
    There, little girl—don’t cry!
 
 
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