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Mary Howitt was born in 1799 in Gloucestershire, England. She married William Howitt in 1821, and together the couple wrote many literary works. Originally published in The New Year's Gift in 1829, Mary's best-known work, "The Spider and the Fly," has been enjoyed by generations of readers. Mary Howitt died in Rome, Italy, in 1888.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Spiders Juvenile poetry, Flies Juvenile poetry, Children's poetry, English, Spiders Poetry, Flies Poetry, Conduct of life Poetry, English poetry