Jane Austen

(16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817 / Hampshire, England)

This Little Bag - Poem by Jane Austen

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

Comments about This Little Bag by Jane Austen

  • Britte Ninad (8/20/2018 2:02:00 AM)

    Yes -
    You'll recollect your friend

    wonderfully penned
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  • Renu Kakkar (10/29/2016 7:30:00 AM)

    Lovely poem showing the value and important of a gift is in this materialistic world. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (3/5/2016 3:38:00 AM)

    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. (Report) Reply

  • (3/4/2016 10:19:00 AM)

    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.
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  • Kim Barney (3/4/2016 9:48:00 AM)

    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. (Report) Reply

  • (3/4/2016 7:38:00 AM)

    .........a wonderful poem...and true, a poet actually handmade a bag for another poet..
    .that was a beautiful gesture of love and friendship ★
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/4/2016 7:37:00 AM)

    Memory. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (10/13/2014 9:45:00 AM)

    A good poem..When you look upon the bag You will recollect your friend. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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