“Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy.
The way into my parlor is up a winding stair,
And I have many pretty things to show when you are there.”
(Mary Howitt (1799–1888), poet. The Spider and the Fly (l. 1–4), Oxford Book of Children’s Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press)