By Robert Louis Stevenson, Leonardo
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A Child's backyard of Verses is a set of poetry for kids by way of the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson. the gathering first seemed in 1885 less than the identify Penny Whistles, yet has been reprinted again and again, usually in illustrated types. It includes approximately sixty five poems together with the loved classics "Foreign Children," "The Lamplighter," "The Land of Counterpane," "Bed in Summer," "My Shadow" and "The Swing." The classical student Terrot Reaveley Glover released a translation of the poems into Latin in 1922 less than the identify Carmina non prius audita de ludis et hortis virginibus puerisque.
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