The Violet


Down in a green and shady bed,
A modest violet grew;
Its stalk was bent, it hung its head
As if to hide from view.
And yet it was a lovely flow'r,
Its colors bright and fair,
It might have graced a rosy bow'r
Instead of hiding there.

Yet there it was content to bloom,
In modest tints arrayed;
And there it spread its sweet perfume
Within the silent shade,
Then let me to the valley go,
This pretty flow'r to see,
That I may also learn to grow
In sweet humility.

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Information About The Violet

The song is written in Old English.

Written By: Jane Taylor (1783-1824).

Music Ascribed To: Dr. H. Harrington (1727-1816).

Copyright Unknown.

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