For Saturday

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Hymn XXXIII. For Saturday  (1771) 
by Christopher Smart
From the Hymns for the Amusement of Children (1771).



Now's the time for mirth and play,
Saturday's an holyday;
Praise to heav'n unceasing yield,
I've found a lark's nest in the field.

5A lark's nest, then your play-mate begs
You'd spare herself and speckled eggs;
Soon she shall ascend and sing
Your praises to th'eternal King.

Publ. 1771


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.