MARY’S LITTLE LAMB.
Mary had a little lamb,
And a little indiscretion :
When asked to have some more she did.
And suffered indigestion.
1913 ‘MARYS LITTLE LAMB.’, The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 – 1939), 6 December, p. 57, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22219055
Cory Doctorow, Someone Comes To Town, Someone Leaves Town, 2005
“A woman once described a friend of hers as being such a keen listener that even the trees leaned toward her, as if they were speaking their innermost secrets into her listening ears. Over the years I’ve envisioned that woman’s silence, a hearing full and open enough that the world told her its stories. The green leaves turned toward her, whispering tales of soft breezes and the murmurs of leaf against leaf.”
― Linda Hogan, Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World
The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 – 1939), Saturday 23 July 1910