Ann Taylor

(30 January 1782 - 20 December 1866 / Colchester, England)

Poems of Ann Taylor

1. A True Story 1/3/2003
2. About the Little Girl that Beat Her Sister 1/3/2003
3. Careless Mathilda 4/1/2010
4. Come And Play In The Garden 4/1/2010
5. Deaf Martha 1/3/2003
6. Dirty Jim 4/1/2010
7. Finery 4/1/2010
8. For a Naughty Little Girl 1/3/2003
9. Frances Keeps Her Promise 4/1/2010
10. George And The Chimney-Sweep 4/1/2010
11. Greedy Richard 4/1/2010
12. James And The Shoulder Of Mutton 4/1/2010
13. Jane and Eliza 1/3/2003
14. Learning to Go Alone 1/3/2003
15. Little Girls Must Not Fret 4/1/2010
16. Meddlesome Matty 1/3/2003
17. Mischief 4/1/2010
18. My Mother 4/1/2010
19. Negligent Mary 4/1/2010
20. Sleepy Harry 4/1/2010

Deaf Martha

Poor Martha is old, and her hair is turn'd grey,
And her hearing has left her for many a year;
Ten to one if she knows what it is that you say,
Though she puts her poor wither'd hand close to her ear.

I've seen naughty children run after her fast,
And cry, "Martha, run, there's a bullock so bold;"
And when she was frighten'd, ­laugh at her at last,
Because she believed the sad stories they told.

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