Theory:

Mary Botham Howittwas the poet who wrote the poem "The Spider and the Fly".
 
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*Mary Botham Howitt
 
Mary Botham Howitt \(1799\)-\(1888\) was an English poet. She was born at Coleford, in Gloucestershire. She was educated at home and read widely. She commenced writing verses at a very early age. Together with her husband William Howitt she wrote over \(180\) books.
 
She translated several stories by Hans Anderson such as:
 
1. The true story of every life in \(1847\).
2. Only a Fiddler in \(1845\).
3. Wonderful stories for children in \(1846\) and many more.
Reference:
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2019). Term-2 English Standard-9. The Spider and the Fly- Mary Botham Howitt(pp. 106-107). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and  Educational Services Corporation.
 
*image courtesy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Howitt