Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Nugget of Wisdom for the Evening

The lark is up to meet the sun,
The Bee is on the wing;
The ant its labor has be-gun,
The woods with music ring.
Shall birds, and bees, and ants, be wise,
While I my mo-ments waste?
Oh let me with the morn-ing rise,
And to my du-ty haste.

WILLIAM HOLMES MCGUFFEY, “The lark is up to meet the sun,” McGuffey’s Eclectic Primer, newly rev., lesson 81, p. 54 (1849).


Joshua Horn said...

Shouldn't it be a nuggets of wisdom for the morning?

Stephen Breagy said...

You're probably right...HE HE HE!