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"WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF, MADE OF?

 What are little girls made of?"...

 

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"...Sugar and spice and cake on a slice...


 

         

 ...Rich chocolate and roses...


 

 

...Sweet stuff for their noses...


 

 

...And for "true loves"...Hagen Dazs...para dos(es)!..

That's what little girls are made of!"

 


"AND wHAT ARE LITTLE BOYS MADE OF, MADE OF?

 What are little boys made of?"...


 

"...Snips and snails and serpents with tails...


 

   ...The "grape" and the hops...

 

...And chasing the fox...

 

 

 

...God forbid! we forget ROCKS!!!

 That's what little boys are made of!"

 


 

"What are....made of..." was a favorite of Henry W. Longfellow's, who recited it frequently.

These two stanzas (from a bit longer form of the verse) are attributed to Robert Southey (1774-1843),

an English poet and historian who became poet laureate of England in 1813. 

His prose was considered perfect by Lord Byron.

 Although it is not documented, the rhyme is thought to have been composed about 1820. 

It was included in Burton Stevenson's Proverbs, entitled "What all the world is made of...",

and sometimes seen as "What Folks are Made of..."

It is most certainly included in Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes,

which I hope is still in the library of children (and their parents) worldwide.

We also hope Mr. Southey won't mind our additions! 

It simply seems the PERFECT VALENTINE ... for folks of all ages,

and will perhaps engender a memory - or smile - or two! 

 

 

I hope you will share the day - and the rhyme - with the Valentine of your choice!

 

Millicent Ford Creech

 


 

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What are little girls made of, made of? And what are little boys made of, made of? A Valentine.