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  5. 5. BUNCH of Christmas /I To ^^/jf I S reet drifting Or cowslips growing garden where lay piled. For wild, daisy chain for thee to wear, For thee all to wear, the grassy my Through No plucked all child. meadows near Are clad with snow, my child; the days of winter drear ray of sun has smiled. this From I my snow cannot bring thee violets dear, Or I Roses, dear, fairest child, plucked them in The I my bunch of out my verses, dear, garden wild, plucked them in the winter drear For you, my fairest child, Your wet and wintry hours to cheer, They're Christmas Roses, child.
  6. 6. THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING. I DONT believe that Said little And then Santa Glaus crippled Nell, Now will a'cause, we come will to you and m e, are so poor you see; I don't believe the 'chimbley's' D'ye think that Santa Glaus "Of " come, when wide enough for him, all the lights are dim. ***** course he comes to every one, dear, whether rich or poor; go to bed dear Nell," said Nan, "he'll come to-night I'm sure." know if by chimney or if by stair he crept, But sure enough he visited the room where Nelly slept. 1 don't He brought a golden orange, and a monkey red and blue, little wooden stick in a way I couldn't do. That climbed a He hung them in Nell's stocking, and Nan was That Santa Glaus loves every one however right, be rich or poor. sure, "
  7. 7. THE PET RABBIT. T HAVE a little And The And feed him if all thing my Bunny with a coat as soft as down, of him is white except one bit of brown. in the morning when I get out of bed, Bunny's still safe in his little shed. I do I dare say you have guessed; and see him, when I am washed and dressed. see him I like him more and more, than the next thing that to go at once And And I first wonder I It's nearly every day T each day he in the is bigger than he was the day before. morning with bran and bits of bread, And every night I take some straw to make his little bed. "What with carrots in the morning and turnip-tops for tea, If a bunny can be happy, I'm sure he ought to be. it's nearly bedtime I go down to his shed, say 'Good night you Bunny' before I go to bed. I think there's only one thing that would make me happy quite, Then when And If I could take my Bunny dear with me to bed at night? "
  9. 9. FATHERS BOAT. Father's boat we're watching, /TS Away She's out on the sea, named the Pretty Polly, One hundred and ninety three, Father called her the Polly, After Mother and me. There isn't a smarter boat Than The Father's Pretty Polly is on the Father's the skipper And we sea, our ship, is he, are watching for Father, We're watching, Nancy and me. Sometimes the wind blows wildly, But Nancy, and Mother, and me, We hymn we know, The hymn for those at sea, Although when we think of Father, sing a bit of a We're as near to choke as can be. To night the A moon sight Father's ship will will be shining, be to see, all in silver, A'sail And it on a silver sea, Father himself a coming ho To Mother and Nancy and me.
  10. 10. FATHER'S BOAT.
  11. 11. A MISTAKE. " 7t -L /j~Y dears, whatever are you You ought to be at home; I told I " at? rJ- told you not to wet your you not feet to roam. Oh, dear I'm sure you ! be drowned will 1 /"never saw such tricks Come home at once, and go You naughty naughty Now most of them were five But one, whose age was " days old, six "Please, ma'am," said he." I don't believe to bed, chicks. I think we're ducks; we're chicks!"
  12. 12. LITTLE DUCKS.
  13. 13. V A SAD TALE. JfO'S afraid of a cat?" said he; I'm not afraid of a cat. He With " five was a bird who sat " on a rail, other birds, and this was his tale I'm not afraid of a "I might be afraid Or even if I if I were a cat. . " were a mouse, rat : But as I'm a bird I give my word you I'm not afraid of a cat. A cat and her kits " came down on Five birds flew over the rail the scene, ; Our hero was caught As quick as a thought, And didn't he alter his tale " You've made a "You must mistake, Mister Cat, please I'm not at 1 let me mice : You'd much better have a young Said the cat, " You may be a not let said he go, Mister Cat. all nice, I don't taste like I'll " you go It's no use, goose, for all that. " " rat. :
  14. 14. THE CREW OF THE NANCY P OLL Y'S the And Tom is They LEE. mate of the Nancy Lee, the skipper bold, sail together In rough wind and weather, And they are the crew, In their taut and trim Away little all told. boat they ride ^ o'er the bright blue sea, With hands ever ready, And hearts ever steady, Whatever the dangers may And be. a smarter crew will never be found, Though you may search the whole world round
  16. 16. 7E FOR CHRISTMAS! st, Come bring Snow, winder, Bring us holly, Bring Joy at Christmas, Off with Melancholy! Sing hie, sing hey, Sing ho, Sing holly, Sing hie for Christmas! Isn't Sing Jack, winter jolly Sing ? Jill, Sing Jo, Sing Polly, Sing hie for Christmas, Mistletoe and Holly.
  18. 18. BEDTIME. bedtime, bedtime, Cissy dear, /T'Stime It's Your to put away, little Noah's ark dear Until another day, You know it isn't right at To tire yourself with And elephants want to go if bed, They'll And they're all be much ill I later, know, every well bred camel, Is in And play. they too must be tired dear, The To all bed long ago. surely you can see dear, It really isn't right, The It little dove's so tired dear, She scarce can stand upright. does not do to keep them up So very late at night."
  19. 19. PUSS IN THE CORNER. T " T' a naughty pussy-cat, I J^ ' think it right to mention that, To all who see your picture here, Twas you who broke my Bunny dear. An hour ago, as you can him I left And now tell, and well; dead and, what is more, here, alive he's You've broke I'm pretty sure. his leg For you my puss I'll never care, No never, never, never, Mere, And you are in disgrace you know, And in the corner you must go. What And crying? I can't Then I must cry too bear to punish you; Perhaps my Bunny isn't dead, Perhaps you've only stunned his head. And though I'm sure you broke his It may be mended with a peg, And though he's very, very, funny, My Bunny's not a real Bunny, And I'll You're forgive my own and tell you that, precious pussy cat." leg,
  20. 20. Puss JN THE CORNER
  21. 21. THE LITTLE HE AND S~NCE there lived, I'm ^/ May be Arcadee, SHE. not sure where, Sweet-Heart and his mistress Little And He and She they danced a measure Danced Hand in light, in very glee. hand, a pretty Little He and sight, She. When they ceased his bright eyes Darling must we stay? Can't we dance so happily You and I for aye ? Then she clasped his hand again, Whispered sweet and low, " Dearest, always hand in You and fair, ; I will go. hand " So they danced with merry E'en in Arcadee, feet, Happier pair you ne'er will meet, Little He and She. fell,
  22. 22. LITTLE BO-PEEP. L ITTLE Bo peep has lost her Sheep, (It's a secret to you I'm confiding.) At the end of the Where shelf, she put them herself Her Baa-lambs are safely hiding. you put a thing carefully, safely away, You're sure not to find it when wanted next day. If
  23. 23. HOPES AND FEARS.
  24. 24. HOPES AND FEARS. L IKE clouds that flit across the sky, So follow hopes and What fears. in these clouds see Dear Sweetheart, smiles or This little That you and tears? airy fleecy wing, flits across the blue, What message Sweetheart does Of hope or fear to you? it bring God it brings you sunny hours And haply some few tears To bless like showers your summer Pray In the long coming years. flowers me
  25. 25. THE STORY BOOK FAIRY. song, not short and not long, Of a stQjpy^rtflc fairy^ho hides all among The covers and leaves of your pictures and ^And colors them all prints, with such beautiful tints? First h<fkisses the girls with the fairest of curls Then tUey *in blush like red roses and each head whirls. eaclVlittle And eye drops a bit of blue sky, colors each frock with a wonderful His breathing That clothes The I ween trees is ^V ^V^ the wonderful sheen, and meadows with buttercups bold, it c loveliest green, need hardly be Are gilded by him with the finest told, of gold. suppose who paints the red rose, It is he And And the rest of the flowers which every one knows, I the same red For Robin and will little do (or a similar Red Riding Hood hue), too. He's awake it is said when you are abed, For the picture-book doggies and cats must be To the picture-book children some stories he'll And sometimes he'll read them their verses as well. The moment you open your picture book he Is away out of sight as quick as can be, For fairy The instant he's seen fed, tell, law says that a fairy must die by one human eye. 24
  26. 26. SPRING. HE tiny crocus is so bold peeps its head above the mould, Before the flowers awaken, It To say that spring With sunshine and is coming, dear, that winter drear Will soon be overtaken.
  27. 27. GOLDEN DA YS. s^j ^HERE are jf days of summer sunshine, Of warm and sunny weather, When And hills the hedge is full of hawthorn are glad with heather. There are days of silent sadness, Of frost, and snow, and rain, When we fear that Will never come summer's gladness again. And now our songs are minor And now in merry tune key, 5 The windward And side will change to lee, January to June. Day and night the sun is shining, Though he may hide his head; Each cloud has a silver lining, The flowers are asleep not dead. Every day may have its playtime Made bright by cheerful lays; And life be one long Maytime, A year of golden days.
  28. 28. OOLDEN DAYS.
  29. 29. r A SLANDER. hands, shake hands my little girl, Said Mister Crab to Nell, " I'm very glad to meet you dear, I think I hope you are quite it's I feel it well. very hot to-day, in my shell." "I can't shake hands with you," said Nell, "It isn't thought polite, Without an introduction; Besides, It no doubt it's spite, mayn't be true, but still they do, They do say that you BITE." 28
  30. 30. A SONG. HEAR a I He think Song 'tis a thrush's. sings to the Wild Rose See how she blushes! 29
  32. 32. NEARLY BEDTIME. NL Y half an hour or so Before nurse calls them to bed, And the ruddy light of a cheerful Shines over each curly head. No trouble have they, no sorrow Their hearts are lighter than No fear that a dark May God bring with it air, to-morrow want or care. send them each on their pathway Many a wayside flower; And grant, in the evening of lifetime, The joy of the evening hour. 3' fire
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