Ol in ɖ Goldn Afṭnun

Ol in ɖ goldn afṭnun
Fl leźrli w glîd;
Fr bʈ ǎr òrz, wɖ ltl scil,
Bî ltl armz r plaid;
Ẃl ltl handz mc ven pritns
Ǎr wondrñz t gîd.

Ā, cruwl Ʈri! In sć an aur,
Bnʈ sć drīmi weɖr,
T beg a têl v breʈ tù wìc
T str ɖ tîniist feɖr!
Yt ẃt cn wn pur výs avel
Agnst ʈri tuñz tgɖr?

Impirịs Prīma flaśz fʈ
Hr īdict “t bgin it”:
In jntlr tonz S’cŭnda hops
“Ɖr wl b nonsns in it!”
Ẃl Trśa inṭrupts ɖ têl
Nt mr ɖn wns a minit.

Anon, t sudn sîḷns wun,
In fansi ɖe psy
Ɖ drīmćîld muvñ ʈru a land
V wundrz wîld n ny,
In frendli ćat wɖ brd or bīst—
N haf b’liv it tru.

N evr, az ɖ stori drend
Ɖ welz v fansi drî,
N fentli strov ɖt wiri wn
T pt ɖ subjict bî,
“Ɖ rest nxt tîm—” “It z nxt tîm!”
Ɖ hapi výsz crî.

Ɖus gru ɖ têl v Wunḍland:
Ɖus slǒli, wn bî wn,
Its qent ivnts wr hamrd ât—
N nǎ ɖ têl z dn,
N hom w str, a meri cru,
Bnʈ ɖ setñ sún.

Alis! A ćîldiś stori tec,
N wɖ a jntl hand
Le it ẃr Ćîldhd’z drīmz r twînd
In Meṃri’z mistc band,
Lîc pilgrim’z wiɖrd rīʈ v flǎrz
Pluct in a far-of land.


[Chapter 1]

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