Yesterday, Rebecca Mansion, in the parlor by herself,
Broke a handsome china basin, placed upon the mantel shelf.
Quite alarmed, she thought of going very quietly away,
Not a single person knowing, of her being there that day.
But Rebecca recollected she was taught deceit to shun;
And the moment she reflected, told her mother what was done;
Who commended her behavior, Loved her better, and forgave her.