“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’ve a 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.

~By Mary Howitt, 1829

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