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girl who would never say please
Posted by: quinnell (58.108.255.---)
Date: September 07, 2008 12:01AM

I can't remenber the rest pf this poem told to me by my grandmother.
There was once a small girl who would never say please, I believe if you even went down on you knees


Re: girl who would never say please
Posted by: JohnnyBoy (24.189.158.---)
Date: September 07, 2008 11:33AM

found it here:

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1875

BY M. S. P.

THERE was once a small child who would never say please,
I believe, if you even went down on your knees.
But, her arms on the table, would sit at her ease,
And call out to her mother in words such as these:
"I want some potatoes!" "Give me some peas!"
"Hand me the butter!" "Cut me some cheese!"
So the fairies, this very rude daughter to tease,
Once blew her away in a powerful breeze,
Over the mountains, and over the seas,
To a valley where never a dinner she sees,
But down with the ants, the wasps, and the bees,
In the woods she must live till she learns to say please.

—St. Nicholas, June 1875, p. 471.




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