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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889

A Fairy Glee

By Eugene Field (1850–1895)

FROM the land of murk and mist

Fairy folk are coming

To the mead the dew has kissed,

And they dance where’er they list

To the cricket’s thrumming.

Circling here and circling there,

Light as thought and free as air,

Hear them cry, “Oho, oho,”

As they round the rosey go.

Appleblossom, Summerdew,

Thistleblow, and Ganderfeather!

Join the airy fairy crew

Dancing on the sward together!

Till the cock on yonder steeple

Gives all faery lusty warning,

Sing and dance, my little people,—

Dance and sing “Oho” till morning!