Or strong the bolt, I would try so hard
'Twould open I know, for me;
Then over the land and the sea broadcast, I'd scatter the smiles to play,
That the children's faces might hold them fast
For many and many a day.
If I knew a box that was large enough
To hold all the frowns I meet,
I would gather them every one,
From nursery, school, and street;
Then folding and holding,I'd pack them in,
And turning the monster key,
I'd hire a giant to drop the box
To the depths of the deep, deep sea.......