from Moral Emblems, 1882
by Robert Louis Stevenson
MORAL EMBLEMS I: I
See how the children in the print
Bound on the book to see what's in 't!
O, like these pretty babes, may you
Seize and apply this volume too!
And while your eye upon the cuts
With harmless ardour opes and shuts,
Reader, may your immortal mind
To their sage lessons not be blind.
Stevenson, Robert. Moral Emblems: And Other Poems
London: Chatto & Windus, 1921. 9.
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