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Mary Howitt

Mary Howitt (12 March 179930 January 1888) was an English poet, and author of the famous poem The Spider and the Fly.

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  • Old England is our home, and Englishmen are we;
    Our tongue is known in every clime, our flag in every sea.
    • Old England is our Home, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • "Will you walk into my parlour?" said a spider to a fly;
    "'T is the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy."
    • The Spider and the Fly, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • The wild sea roars and lashes the granite cliffs below,
    And round the misty islets the loud strong tempests blow.
    • The Sea-Fowler, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Yes, in the poor man's garden grow
    Far more than herbs and flowers—
    Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind,
    And joy for weary hours.
    • The poor Man's , reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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