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Enchanted Tulips and Other Verses for Children. Keary, M. (Maud).
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page: 57

THE STEAM‐ENGINE

  • THROUGH the night and through the day
  • The great steam‐engine wends his way:
  • Unswerving, swift, he shall not stray
  • Though labyrinths of metal thread
  • Their shining lines before him spread,
  • And lights are changing green and red!
  • The great steam‐engine tears along,
  • Of iron and flame, broad‐breasted, strong,
  • His speed is as the eagle’s, on
  • Past startled plain and mountain‐height,
  • This bold embodiment of might
  • With flame and thunder rends the night!
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