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The Violet
Jane Taylor

Down in a green and shady bed,
A modest violet grew,
Its stalk was bent, it hung its head,
As if to hide from view. 

And yet it was a lovely flower,
Its colours bright and fair;
It might have graced a rosy bower,
Instead of hiding there, 

Yet there it was content to bloom,
In modest tints arrayed;
And there diffused its sweet perfume,
Within the silent shade. 

Then let me to the valley go,
This pretty flower to see;
That I may also learn to grow
In sweet humility.


This poem is in the public domain.



Jane Taylor (1783-1824) was a British poet primarily known for her children’s verse. She is the author of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” arguably the world’s best know nursery rhyme. Born into a literary family, she wrote a broad body of work, though much of it remained unpublished while she was alive. Jane died of breast cancer at the age of forty.




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