This little bag I hope will prove
To be not vainly made--
For, if you should a needle want
It will afford you aid.
And as we are about to part
T'will serve another end,
For when you look upon the Bag
You'll recollect your friend
A good poem..When you look upon the bag You will recollect your friend.
We need to know more about the actual bag. Was it full of needles? Did it have a mirror on the outside? Otherwise it doesn't make much sense.
Lovely poem. It shows how a small gift can bolster a relationship with a friend in the times to come. Thanks. I am tempted to translate it.
The little bag, a wonderful memento symbolizing the memory of friend as well as it's utility to keep a needle. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
5 Stars full for this short poem of Jane Austen, to my Favourites
Gorgeously write and a great message inside the poem, so loveliest!
Beautifully written with a meaningful message.
Jane Austin's little poem of a little bag full of gifts. Adorable!
A little poem of jane
.........a wonderful poem...and true, a poet actually handmade a bag for another poet.. .that was a beautiful gesture of love and friendship ★