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The Zankiwank

  The Flower-fairies spread each wing,
  And trip about with mincing ging,
   Upon the magic lawn.

And so we frisk and play,
Like mortals, in the day;
From acorn cup we all wake up
Titania to obey.
We never, never die,
And this the reason why,
Of Fancy’s art we are the part
That lives eternalie.

  We dance and sing in the Welkin Ring,
  While Heather Bells go Ding-dong-ding!
   To greet the Elfin Dawn.
  The Flower-fairies spread each wing,
  And trip about with mincing ging,
   Upon the magic lawn.

“They keep very good time, don’t they?” said the Zankiwank to the children, who were completely entranced with pleasure and surprise.

“Lovely, lovely,” was all they could say.