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A Child's Garden of Verses 5   By: (1850-1894)

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A Child's Garden of Verses 5 is a charming collection of poems by Robert Louis Stevenson that captures the innocence and wonder of childhood. Each poem is beautifully written and explores a different aspect of a child's world, from playing in the garden to dreaming of far-off lands.

Stevenson's use of language is simple yet evocative, and his poems are filled with vivid imagery that brings each scene to life. The poems have a timeless quality to them, and readers of all ages will be able to connect with the themes of imagination, adventure, and discovery.

The illustrations in this edition are also delightful, adding to the whimsical and enchanting atmosphere of the book. They perfectly complement Stevenson's words and help to create a visual feast for the imagination.

Overall, A Child's Garden of Verses 5 is a book that reminds readers to embrace the magic of childhood and appreciate the simple joys of life. It is a perfect read for anyone looking to escape into a world of wonder and nostalgia.

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[Illustration: A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES]

[Illustration: ROBERT LOVIS STEVENSON]

EDINBVRGH. VAILIMA 1850 1894

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

BY ROBERT LOVIS STEVENSON

ILLVSTRATED BY CHARLES ROBINSON.

NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

LONDON: IOHN LANE.

1895

Copyright 1895, by Charles Scribner's Sons

All rights reserved

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TO ALISON CUNNINGHAM FROM HER BOY

FOR THE LONG NIGHTS YOU LAY AWAKE AND WATCHED FOR MY UNWORTHY SAKE: FOR YOUR MOST COMFORTABLE HAND THAT LED ME THROUGH THE UNEVEN LAND: FOR ALL THE STORY BOOKS YOU READ: FOR ALL THE PAINS YOU COMFORTED: FOR ALL YOU PITIED, ALL YOU BORE, IN SAD AND HAPPY DAYS OF YORE: MY SECOND MOTHER, MY FIRST WIFE. THE ANGEL OF MY INFANT LIFE FROM THE SICK CHILD, NOW WELL AND OLD, TAKE, NURSE, THE LITTLE BOOK YOU HOLD!

AND GRANT IT, HEAVEN, THAT ALL WHO READ MAY FIND AS DEAR A NURSE AT NEED, AND EVERY CHILD WHO LISTS MY RHYME, IN THE BRIGHT, FIRESIDE, NURSERY CLIME, MAY HEAR IT IN AS KIND A VOICE AS MADE MY CHILDISH DAYS REJOICE!

R. L. S.

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