Did you know that there are over 8 million books in the public domain? If you have the time to research and if you love reading classics, you will be amazed at what you can find. Here is the original “Mary’s Lamb” that quickly became the well-known nursery rhyme we still sing to this day. Don’t forget to download your copy of the colouring sheet.
Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow,
And everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go;
He followed her to school one day
That was against the rule,
It made the children laugh and play,
To see a lamb at school.
And so the Teacher turned him out,
But still he lingered near,
And waited patiently about,
Till Mary did appear;
And then he ran to her, and laid
His head upon her arm,
As if he said “I ‘m not afraid
You ‘ll keep me from all harm.”
“What makes the lamb love Mary so?”
The eager children cry
“O, Mary loves the lamb, you know,”
The Teacher did reply;
And you each gentle animal
In confidence may bind,
And make them follow at your call,
If you are always kind.
Mrs. Sarah J. Hale.
Poems my children love best of all
by Johnson, Clifton, 1865-1940
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