A First Series of Hymns and Songs/Descriptive Songs/The Fly about the Candle

18. The Fly about the Candle.

The fly about the candle gay
Will dance with thoughtless hum;
But short, alas I her giddy play—
Her pleasure proves her doom.

The child in like simplicity
About the bee-hive clings,
And with one drop of honey she
Receives a thousand stings.