The Spider And The Fly by Mary Howitt - Poetry Reading

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The Spider And The Fly - A poem by Mary Howitt. About the poem - The Spider and the Fly is a poem by Mary Howitt. The poem was published in 1829. The first line of the poem is "'Will you walk into my parlour?' said the Spider to the Fly." The story tells of a cunning Spider who ensnares a naive Fly through the use of seduction and flattery. The poem is a cautionary tale against those who use flattery and charm as a front for potential evil. About the poet - Mary Howitt (12 March 1799 – 30 January 1888) was an English poet, and author. She was born in Coleford, in Gloucestershire. She commenced writing verses at a very early age. She, along with her husband wrote over 180 books. For more videos log onto Also find us on Facebook at Subscribe & Stay Tuned -