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D A M E D U C K ' S

FIRST LECTURE ON EDUCATION.

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Old Mother Duck has hatched a brood

 Of ducklings, small and callow:

Their little wings are short, their down

 Is mottled gray and yellow.


There is a quiet little stream,

 That runs into the moat,

Where tall green sedges spread their leaves,

 And water-lilies float.


Close by the margin of the brook,

 The old duck made her nest,

Of straw, and leaves, and withered grass,

 And down from her own breast.