Group Title: Riddle book
Title: The Riddle book
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 Material Information
Title: The Riddle book
Physical Description: 8 leaves : col. ill. ; 19 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Bolles, John R ( John Rogers ), 1810-1895 ( Publisher )
Felter, John D ( Engraver )
Publisher: John R. Bolles
Place of Publication: New London
Publication Date: c1857
 Subjects
Subject: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Riddles -- 1857   ( rbgenr )
Children's poetry -- 1857   ( lcsh )
Publishers' paper bindings (Binding) -- 1857   ( rbbin )
Bldn -- 1857
Genre: Riddles   ( rbgenr )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Publishers' paper bindings (Binding)   ( rbbin )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Connecticut -- New London
United States -- New York -- New York
 Notes
Citation/Reference: NUC pre-1956,
General Note: Illustrations are hand-colored.
General Note: Printed on one side of leaf only.
General Note: Poem "A child's song" on outside lower wrapper.
General Note: Cover engraved and signed by J.D. Felter, N.Y.
Statement of Responsibility: with original engravings.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00003012
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltqf - AAA3522
notis - ALK2734
oclc - 14698671
alephbibnum - 002250974

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RIDDLE I.


In a coat of shining blue I'm drest,
And I wear a light fawn-colored vest;
I'm graceful, I'm sprightly, AW1 I am neat,
My music is faultless and very sweet.

Soiled and shabby I never appear,
Though I change my dress but once a year;
I sleep every night without being undrest,
And I never lie down but rise up to rest.
BLUE-BIRD.

























RIDDLE II.
I am a portrait painter,
One of the very best;
Whene'er I take a likeness,
It always is confessed.
I do not paint on canvas,
Nor yet on ivory;
But my touches are most exquisite,
As no one will deny.
And now I will declare it,
If I never did before-
Ive taken your own likeness
A dozen times or more.
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RIDDLE III.
Here and there, everywhere,
Up and down, light as air,
A glimpse of beauty you may see,.
If you can catch a glimpse of me,
Brilliant as the rainbow hues,
thangeful as the tinted dews.
My food is delicate and light,
The Ap that holds it rich and bright;
And when I choose to taste a bit,
I neither lie, nor stand, nor sit;
And 1 nkver get my fill
But I ruA up a lengthy bill.
HummwI-BTRD.
























RIDDLE IV.

I open at all seasons of the year,
Sometimes more full-leafed than a double rose,
And frequently most beauteous I appear
When least of inward fragrance I disclose.

My leaves are mostly of a pearly white,
Bespecked with ebon, ad they oft impart
A mystic influence, when scanned aright,
Of wondrous power upon the mind and heart.
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RIDDLE V.


I have no hands, I have no feet,
Yet I travel much in the open street;
Sometimes with a motion easy and slow,
Sometimes like a racer, swift I go;

And I even bear, as I pass along,
The lame and the feeble, and also the strong;
nd though I am tired, and broken down too,
I never get "weary, whatever I do.
CARRIAGE.

























RIDDLE VI.
l'm very changeable, sometimes mild,
Playful and pleasant, and welcome to all;
Again I am boisterous, and very wild,
And you close up your doors if I happen to call.
I travel by land, and I travel by sea,
Through burning sand and through drifting snow
I carry no baggage, I pay no fee,
I take the air line and on I go.
No man ever saw me, or sees me now,
But every one knows me; and you know well
That I laid my hand upon your brow
But a short time since Now can't you tell ?
WIND.






























RIDDLE VII.
No saddle-horse, though valued e'er so high
For timid riders, is so safe as I.
With my four feet and ready back I wait
To bear their burdens, whether small or great.
Without a saddle, they may sit at ease;
Without a bridle, turn me as they please;
Though sometimes fast, I never run away;
I'm never skittish, though perchance I'm gay.
For weeks and months without a taste of food,
I still am handsome, and my strength is good.
I'm ever offered to the welcome guest--
Please tell my name and I will give yon rest.
CHAIR.






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CHILD'S SONG
I love the dandelions,
And the daises white,
The sweet honeysuckles,
And the buttercups bright;
I love all the pretty flowers,
And the green grass and clover,
And to run about for hours
The whole field over.


I like the yellow butterflies,
And those with spotted wings,
The humming-bird, the robin,
And every bird that sings;
Their flight on the breeze
Is so graceful and airy,
And their music in the trees
Is so sweet and so merry.




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