Quotation by Charlotte Mew

She does the work about the house
As well as most, but like a mouse:
Happy enough to chat and play
With birds and rabbits and such as they,
So long as men-folk keep away.
Charlotte Mew (1870–1928), British poet. The Farmer's Bride (l. 20–24). . .

Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. (1973) Oxford University Press.
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