Oh that it were my chief delightTo do the things I ought!Then let me try with all my mightTo mind what I am taught.
For a Very Little Child, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Bartlett's notes this work to be written by Ann Taylor.
I thank the goodness and the grace Which on my birth have smiled, And made me, in these Christian days A happy Christian child.Jane Taylor
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,How I wonder what you are,Up above the world so high,Like a diamond in the sky!Jane Taylor
Though man a thinking being is defined,Few use the grand prerogative of mind.How few think justly of the thinking few!How many never think, who think they do!Jane Taylor
Far from mortal cares retreating,Sordid hopes and vain desires,Here, our willing footsteps meeting,Every heart to heaven aspires.Jane Taylor
Though man a thinking being is defined, Few use the grand prerogative of mind. How few think justly of the thinking few! How many never think, who think they do.Jane Taylor