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Group Title: fly
Title: The Fly
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00014599/00001
 Material Information
Title: The Fly
Physical Description: 14 p. : ill. ; 17 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907
Wells, J ( Engraver )
Sheldon & Company (New York, N.Y.) ( Publisher )
Publisher: Sheldon & Co.
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: c1865
Subject: Flies -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Animal welfare -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Mother and child -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Publishers' paper bindings (Binding) -- 1865   ( rbbin )
Children's poetry -- 1865   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1865
Genre: Publishers' paper bindings (Binding)   ( rbbin )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: In verse.
General Note: Illustrations engraved and signed by J. Wells.
Statement of Responsibility: by Theodore Tilton.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00014599
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltqf - AAA7073
notis - ALK2819
oclc - 16735836
alephbibnum - 002251057

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year JP65, by SHELDON & CO.. in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the
United Statep, for the Southern District ef New-York.


9aby Bye,

Here's a Fly;

Let us watch him, you and I.

How he crawls

Up the walls-

Yet he never falls

I believe, with those six legs

You and I could walk on eggs

There he goes,

On his toes,

Tickling Baby's nose I

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Spots of red

Dot his head;

Rainbows on his wings are spread!

That small speck

Is his neck;

See him nod and beck!

I can show you, if you choose,

Where to look to find his shoes:

Three small pairs

Made of hairs-

These he always wears.

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Lack and brown

Is his gown;

He can wear it upside down!

It is laced

Round his waist;

I admire his taste!

Pretty as his clothes are made,

He will spoil them, I'm afraid,

If to-night

He gets sight

Of the candle-light!


In the sun

Webs are spun;

What if he gets into one ?

When it rains,

He complains

On the window-panes.

Tongues to talk have you and I;

God has given the little Fly

No such things;

So he sings

With his buzzing wings.


Xe can eat

Bread and meat;

See his mouth between his feet!

On his back

Hangs a sack,

Like a pedlar's pack.

Does the Baby understand ?

Then the Fly shall kiss her hand!

Put a crumb

On her thumb:

Maybe he will come!



Round and round,

On the ground,

On the ceiling, he is found.

Catch him ? No:

Let him go:

Never hurt him so.

Now you see his wings of silk

Drabbled in the Baby's milk!

Fie, oh fie!

Foolish Fly!

How will he get dry?


,11 wet flies

Twist their thighs:

So they wipe their heads and eyes.

Cats, you know,

Wash just so;

Then their whiskers grow!

Flies have hair too short to comb-

Bareheads, always out from home!

But the Gnat

Wears a hat:

Do you laugh at that ?

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flies can see

More than we-

So how bright their eyes must be!

Little Fly

Mind your eye-

Spiders are near by!

And a secret let me tell:

Spiders will not treat you well

So I say

Heed your way!

Little Fly, good-day!

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