Grade 4

North York


Stay stay at home my heart,
and rest home keeping hearts are happiest.
Happiness grow at own firesides
and it is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
I long as does every human being
to be at home wherever I find myself.
I do not understand how anyone can live
without one small place of enchantment to turn to.
Home, the spot of earth supremely blest a dearer,
sweeter spot than all the rest.
I have always felt that the best security for civilization
is the dwelling depends more than anything else
the improvement of mankind.
Such dwellings are the nursery of all domestic virtues
and without a becoming home the exercise
of those virtues is impossible.