MENU
  • Your basket is currently empty.
   
Free Shipping on orders $79 or more. Use Code: REGENCY Details

Spider And The Fly Brooch
Alternate Image #0 Alternate Image #1
Previously Viewed

Spider And The Fly Brooch

$29.95 Now Only $24.95 (17% Off)

In Stock
Description
"Will you walk into my parlour?" said the Spider to the Fly."

Our ominously opulent Spider and the Fly Brooch takes its inspiration from a 1829 poem by Mary Howitt. In Howitt's cautionary fable, a cunning spider uses seductive flattery to manipulate a naive, trusting fly into its freshly woven web. May our gorgeous, sable-hued tribute to this classic tale serve as your own elegant reminder to guard against suspect intentions.

"The Spider and the Fly"
by Mary Howitt

"Will you walk into my parlour?" said the Spider to the Fly,
"'Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I have many curious things to shew when you are there."
"Oh no, no," said the little Fly, "to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne'er come down again."

"I'm sure you must be weary, dear, with soaring up so high;
Will you rest upon my little bed?" said the Spider to the Fly.
"There are pretty curtains drawn around; the sheets are fine and thin,
And if you like to rest awhile, I'll snugly tuck you in!"
"Oh no, no," said the little Fly, "for I've often heard it said,
They never, never wake again, who sleep upon your bed!"

Said the cunning Spider to the Fly, "Dear friend what can I do,
To prove the warm affection I've always felt for you?
I have within my pantry, good store of all that's nice;
I'm sure you're very welcome - will you please to take a slice?"
"Oh no, no," said the little Fly, "kind sir, that cannot be,
I've heard what's in your pantry, and I do not wish to see!"

"Sweet creature!" said the Spider, "you're witty and you're wise,
How handsome are your gauzy wings, how brilliant are your eyes!
I've a little looking-glass upon my parlour shelf,
If you'll step in one moment, dear, you shall behold yourself."
"I thank you, gentle sir," she said, "for what you're pleased to say,
And bidding you good morning now, I'll call another day."

The Spider turned him round about, and went into his den,
For well he knew the silly Fly would soon come back again:
So he wove a subtle web, in a little corner sly,
And set his table ready, to dine upon the Fly.
Then he came out to his door again, and merrily did sing,
"Come hither, hither, pretty Fly, with the pearl and silver wing;
Your robes are green and purple - there's a crest upon your head;
Your eyes are like the diamond bright, but mine are dull as lead!"

Alas, alas! how very soon this silly little Fly,
Hearing his wily, flattering words, came slowly flitting by;
With buzzing wings she hung aloft, then near and nearer drew,
Thinking only of her brilliant eyes, and green and purple hue -
Thinking only of her crested head - poor foolish thing! At last,
Up jumped the cunning Spider, and fiercely held her fast.
He dragged her up his winding stair, into his dismal den,
Within his little parlour - but she ne'er came out again!

And now dear little children, who may this story read,
To idle, silly flattering words, I pray you ne'er give heed:
Unto an evil counsellor, close heart and ear and eye,
And take a lesson from this tale, of the Spider and the Fly.

  • 4 x 1¾".
  • Crystals, faux pearls, and metal.
  • VTC Exclusive.
Style: #80 BH 8033550
OUR GUARANTEE
Victorian Trading Co. offers quality, heirloom-caliber objects destined to become legacy. Our worry-free shopping guarantee: should you not be entirely delighted with your purchase, we will assure your exchange or reimbursement.
You May Also Like
Our Customers Are Talking  
Updating your cart....

This item has been added to your basket



X
Spider And The Fly Brooch
Item
Spider And The Fly Brooch
Item # 80 BH 8033550
Price
QTY
Total


» Continue Shopping

We're sorry, an item in your shopping basket cannot be shipped to countries outside of the United States. You will not be charged for this item, andit will be removed from your order.