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Little Pot soon hot. Rhymes and Jingles by Mary Mapes Dodge for children

Fume and fury! I have cause
To tear about and break the laws.

But, on the whole, I'd better not;
"Little pots are soon hot."

Little souls slights discover;
Big souls pass 'em over.

Big souls bear their trouble;
Little souls sizz and bubble.

Little souls oft ferment;
Big souls are content.

Big souls tumble slowly;
Little souls—roly poly!

Big souls, like as not,
When it's fitting, do get hot.

But "little pots" all grandeur spoil.
I'll think a bit before I boil!

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