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August

Buttercup nodded and said good-by,
    Clover and daisy went off together,
But the fragrant water-lilies lie
    Yet moored in the golden August weather.
 
The swallows chatter about their flight,
    The cricket chirps like a rare good fellow,
The asters twinkle in clusters bright,
    While the corn grows ripe and the apples mellow.
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