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The Explanation


Old Silas Griggs,the gardener, was sitting in the sun, telling his little daughter all the things that he had done.Of how he helped to build the Ark,& Silas told her too,of Adam & the Apple,& the Garden where it grew.——“There was a woman ,”Silas said,“And her I chiefly blames, She started calling everything by all them Latin names. The Master couldn’t understand what it was all about; And so He sends an Angel down,& turns poor Adam out.——Some people sez as He was wrong, but I sez He was right.’Tis all these fancy foreign names as brings in all the blight. And any one with any sense is certain to agree that Engish names for English flowers is good enough for we”.

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I like this Feverfew, I haven't heard it before.

16 Dec, 2012


Love your poems Feverfew.

16 Dec, 2012


I like this one Feverfew.......

22 Dec, 2012


Just re read this one Feverfew - now age is catchng up with me I'm forgetting the English names as well!

31 Oct, 2013

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