Mary Howitt

Mary Howitt was an English poet born in 1799. She is best known for the poem ‘The Spider and the Fly’ and for translating works by Hans Christian Andersen. She also wrote with her husband, William Howitt. 

The Spider and the Fly

by Mary Howitt

‘The Spider and the Fly’ by Mary Howitt describes the entrapment of a silly fly who gives into her own vanity and loses her life to a cunning spider. 

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