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Enchanted Tulips and Other Verses for Children. Keary, M. (Maud).
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  • THE wind sat idle all day long,
  • No work to do had he,
  • He hummed aloud a tuneless song
  • That passed from tree to tree—
  • In sighs, sang he.
  • The wind sat idle till the night,
  • Then flew by field and town:
  • The listening children caught no sight
  • Of fleeting beard, or brown
  • And windy gown.
  • Like teeth that chatter with the cold
  • Shake startled window‐panes,
  • Flicker the lamps whose flames grow bold;—
  • The old house door complains
  • In dirge‐like strains.
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  • Was that but wind upon the stair?
  • How wild it is and dark!
  • Come near the fire, draw up your chair,
  • The chimney roars, and hark
  • How the dogs bark!