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 The little man and the little...
 The story of Tom the piper's...
 The simple story of Simple...
 The bear and the children
 Little Bo-Peep
 Henny-Penny
 The fox and the geese
 Maja's alphabet






Group Title: child's pleasure book
Title: The Child's pleasure book
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Title: The Child's pleasure book beautifully illustrated with colored plates
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Weir, Harrison, 1824-1906
Absolon, John, 1815-1895 ( Illustrator )
Sheldon & Company (New York, N.Y.) ( Publisher )
Gould and Lincoln ( Publisher )
Publisher: Sheldon & Company
Gould & Lincoln
Place of Publication: New York
Boston
Publication Date: 1861
Copyright Date: 1861
 Subjects
Subject: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1861   ( lcsh )
Nursery rhymes -- 1861   ( rbgenr )
Alphabet rhymes -- 1861   ( rbgenr )
Fairy tales -- 1861   ( rbgenr )
Folk tales -- 1861   ( rbgenr )
Primers (Instructional books) -- 1861   ( rbgenr )
Gold stamped cloth (Binding) -- 1861   ( local )
Hand-colored illustrations -- 1861   ( local )
Bldn -- 1861
Genre: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Nursery rhymes   ( rbgenr )
Alphabet rhymes   ( rbgenr )
Fairy tales   ( rbgenr )
Folk tales   ( rbgenr )
Primers (Instructional books)   ( rbgenr )
Gold stamped cloth (Binding)   ( local )
Hand-colored illustrations   ( local )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
United States -- ssachusetts -- Boston
 Notes
General Note: In prose and verse.
General Note: Each tale has separate half-title page.
General Note: "With illustrations by John Absalom <i.e. Absalon> & Harrison Weir"--Half-t.p.
General Note: Illustrations are hand-colored.
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Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Table of Contents
    Table of Contents
        Table of Contents 1
        Table of Contents 2
    The little man and the little maid
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
    The story of Tom the piper's son
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
    The simple story of Simple Simon
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
    The bear and the children
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
        Page 28
    Little Bo-Peep
        Page 29
        Page 30
        Page 31
        Page 32
        Page 33
        Page 34
        Page 35
        Page 36
        Page 37
        Page 38
    Henny-Penny
        Page 39
        Page 40
        Page 41
        Page 42
        Page 43
        Page 44
    The fox and the geese
        Page 45
        Page 46
        Page 47
        Page 48
        Page 49
        Page 50
        Page 51
        Page 52
        Page 53
        Page 54
        Page 55
        Page 56
    Maja's alphabet
        Page 57
        Page 58
        Page 59
        Page 60
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CONTENTS.




I.-THE LITTLE MAN AND LITTLE MAID.

II.-TOM, THE PIPER'S SON,

III.-SIMPLE SIMON,

IV.-THE BEAR AND THE CHILDREN,

V.--LITTLE BO PEEP,

VI.--iENNY PENNY,

VII.-THE FOX AND THE GEESE,

VIII.-MAJA'S ALPHABET,

IX.-THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG,

X.-HANS IN LUCK,


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THE


LITTLE MAN

AND THE


LITTLE MAID.






WITH ILLUSTRATIONS
BY JOHN ABSALOM & HARRISON WEIR.








THE


LITTLE MAN AND THE LITTLE MAID.




THERE was a little man,
And he had a little mind
To ask a little maid for to wed, wed, wed.
He hover'd near her door,
4.S he counted. out his ore,
Dressed in his coat of red, red, red.
When the little maid came out,
He turned him about,
And begg'd she would blok at; him, him,
him:




THE LITTLE MAN AND THE LITTLE MAID.

With his little heart so bold,
In his scarlet coat, and gold,
And all his other clothes in trim, trim,
trim.

The little maid looked 'mild,
And I think I've heard she smiled,
As she told him to call tomorrow, morrow,
morrow.

The delay near broke his heart:
So great he felt the smart,
That he went to his home in sorrow, sor-
row, sorrow.

And when he got there,
He sat him in d chair,
And sadly began for to think, think,
think,

Of what he should say
On the very next day,
For, alas I his little heart did sink, sink,
sink.




THE. LITTLE MAN AND THE LITTLE MAID.

For his offers, though sincere,
'Twas to him very clear,
Were but little to induce her to wed, wed,
wed;
The thought was so severe,
That he shed many a tear,
As he laid himself down on his bed, bed,
bed.
When the dawn began to peep
He awoke from his sleep,
And ran to the door of his love, love,
love:
Said he, I'm all on fire,
And afraid I shall expire,
If you do not come to me, my dove, dove,
dove."
She awoke from her nap,
And in her nightcap
She spoke from her window in haste, haste,
haste:




THE LITTLE MAN AND THE LITTLE MAID.

Will your flames assist a little
To boil water in the kettle,
That some breakfast I may chance for to
taste, taste, taste?

Then the little man he sat,
A-twirling of his hat,
On the upper step of the door, door, door;
She was really such a time,
That he thought he must resign
All hope of ever seeing her more, more,
more.
At length she came to him,
And said Little sir, walk in,
And we'll talk this little matter o'er, o'er,
o'er;
If I consent to be your bride,
Pray how will you provide
For the things that I shall want by the
score, score, score ?




THE LITTLE MAN AND THE LITTLE MAID.

Then the little man replied,
"I have little else beside
But love that I can offer to you, you,
you.

But be not afraid;
For the little that I have
Shall be yours, with a heart that is true,
true, true."

Then the little maid him eyed,
Until he almost cried,
So searching and so piercing was her look,
look, look.

With a smile his sorrow cures;
At length she says, C" I'm yours;
Go and quickly bid the parson. bring his
book, book,-book."
I am come, sir, now,
(Making a very low bow,)
That I may acquaint you with the news,
news, news :




THE LITTLE MAN AND THE LITTLE MAID.

To the little man and maid
The parson no more said,
But to church with them quickly went,
went, went.

And in presence of some
He soon made them one,
And happy to their home them sent, sent,
sent.

To the little man's great joy,
She soon had a little boy,
Which made the little man quite glad, glad,
glad.

And 'twas the mother's pleasure
To nurse her little treasure,
Which such rapture did impart to his dad,
dad, dad. d

Now every thing was smiling,
There was nothing like reviling,
While cheerful plenty crowned their labors,
labors, labors.




THE LITTLE MAN AND THE LITTLE MAID.



The little man with joy
Would take his little boy,
And show him all around to his neighbors,
neighbors, neighbors.





















THIS IS THE END OF THE STORY OF


AND TIHE
L-ittle JVEaic.-













THE STORY

OF


TOM THE PIPER'S SON,


WHO PLAYED HIS PIPE AND
MADE GREAT FUN.



TOM, he was a piper's-son,
He learned to play when he was young;
But the only tune that he could play
Was Over the hills and far away."






TOM THE PIPER'S SON.


Torn with his pipe made such a noise,
He pleased both the girls and boys;
They'd dance and skip while he did play
"Over the hills and far away."


Then Tom he learned to play with such skill,
That those who heard him could never keep still;
As soon as he played they began for to dance,-
E'en pigs on their hind legs would after him prance.


And as Dolly was milking her cow one day,
Tom took out his pipe and began for to play;
Poor Doll and the cow they danced a lilt,
Till her pail it fell down, and the milk it was spilt.

He met with Dame Trot with a basket of eggs,
He used his pipe and she used her legs;
She danced about till her eggs were all broke,
And Tom he thought 'twas a very fine joke.






TOM THE PIPER'S SON.


Tom saw a cross fellow beating his ass,
Heavy laden with pots, pans, dishes, and glass;
He played them a jig, and they danced to the tune,
And the jackass's load was lightened soon.

Once a dog got a piggy fast hold by the ear,
The piggy squall'd murder, and Tom, being near,
He played them a tune, and they didn't dance bad,'
Considering the little tuition they'd had.


Tom met with a Farmer in a sad, dirty place,
Where he made him to dance (he had so little grace);
He danced in the dirt till he danced in a ditch,
Where he left him in mud as thick as black pitch


Some little time after Tom slept on some hay;
The very same Farmer was passing that way-
He took poor Tom's pipe, and bade him prepare
To answer his crimes before the Lord Mayor












TOM THE PIPER'S SON.

To the Lord Mayor he took him, and told all Tom's
art,
How he made people dance with a sorrowful heart;
Begg'd he'd send him abroad, and there teach to
dance
All the men and the women and children of France.


Says Tom, I am willing to go into France;
Only give me my pipe, and I'll give them a dance:"
They gave him his pipe-be began for to play,
And the Farmer and Mayor they went dancing away.










THE SIMPLE STORY


OF

SIMPLE SIMON.



SIMPLE Simon met a pieman,
Going to the fair;
Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
Let me taste your ware."


Says the pieman to Simple Simon,
Show me first your penny ;"
Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
Indeed I have not any."







SIMPLE SIMON.


Simple Simon went a-fishing
For to catch a whale;
All the water he had got
Was in his mother's pail.


Simple Simon went to look
If plums grew on a thistle;
He prick'd his fingers very much,
Which made poor Simon whistle.


Then Simple Simon went a-hunting,
For to catch a hare;
He rode on a goat about the street,
But could not find one there.


He went to catch a dicky-bird,
And thought he could not fail,
Because he'd got a little salt
To put upon its taiL







SIMPLE SIMON.


Simon made a great snow-ball,
And brought it in to roast;
He laid it down before the fire,
And soon the ball was lost


And Simon he would honey eat
Out of the mustard-pot;
He bit his tongue until he cried-
That was all the good he got.


He went to ride a spotted cow,
That had got a little calf;
She threw him down upon the ground,
And made all the people laugh.


He went to shoot a wild duck,
But wild duck flew away;
Says Simple Simon, I can't hit him,
Because he will not stay."







SIMPLE SIMON.


Simple Simon went a-fishing
For to catch a whale;
All the water he had got
Was in his mother's pail.


Simple Simon went to look
If plums grew on a thistle;
He prick'd his fingers very much,
Which made poor Simon whistle.


Then Simple Simon went a-hunting,
For to catch a hare;
He rode on a goat about the street,
But could not find one there.


He went to catch a dicky-bird,
And thought he could not fail,
Because he'd got a little salt
To put upon its tail.







SIMPLE SIMON.


Simon made a great snow-ball.
And brought it in to roast;
He laid it down before the fire,
And soon the ball was lost.


And Simon he would honey eat
Out of the mustard-pot;
He bit his tongue until he cried-
That was all the good he got.


He went to ride a spotted cow,
That had got a little calf;
She threw him down upon the ground,
And made all the people laugh.


He went to shoot a wild duck,
But wild duck flew away;
Says Simple Simon, I can't hit him,
Because he will not stay."









SIMPLE SIMION.

He went for water in a sieve,
But soon it all run through;
And now poor Simple Simon
Bids you all adieu.














THE


BEAR AND THE CHILDREN.




I WILL tell you a circumstance which occurred a
year ago, in a country town in the south of Ger-
many. The master of a Dancing-Bear was sitting
in the tap-room of an inn, eating his supper; whilst
the Bear, poor harmless beast! was tied up behind
the wood-stack in the yard.
In the room up stairs three little children were
playing about. Tramp, tramp! was suddenly heard







THE BEAR AND THE CHILDREN


on the stairs;--who could it be ? The door flew
open, and enter-the Bear, the huge shaggy beast,
with his clanking chain! Tired of standing so long
in the yard alone, Bruin had at length found his
way to the staircase. At first the little children
were in a terrible fright at this unexpected visit,
and each ran into a comer to hide himself. But
the Bear found them all out, and put his muzzle,
snuffing, up to them, but did not harm them in
the least. He must be a big dog, thought the
children; and they began to stroke him familiarly.
The Bear stretched himself out at his full length
upon the floor, and the youngest boy rolled over
him, and nestled his curly head in the shaggy black
fur of the beast. Then the eldest boy went and
etched his drum, and thumped away on it with
might and main; whereupon the Bear stood erect
upon his hind legs, and began, to dance. What









THE BEAR AND THE CHILDREN.


glorions fun! Each boy shouldered his musket;
the Bear must of course have one too-and he
held it tight and firm, like any soldier. There's
a comrade for you, my lads! and away they
marched-one, two-one, two!
The door suddenly opened, and the children's
mother entered. You should have seen her-speech-
less with terror, her cheeks white as a sheet, and
her eyes fixed with horror. But the youngest boy
nodded with a look of intense delight, and cried,
" Mamma, we are only playing at soldier's!"
At that moment the master of the Bear ap-
peared








LITTLE BO-PEEP.


Also the Story of


HEN N Y-P EN NY.





ILLUSTRATED WITH SEVEN DRAWINGS BY
HARRISON WEIR.






LITTLE BO-PEEP.


LITTLE BO-PEEP'S LOSS.


LITTLE Bo-peep has lost her sheep,
And can't tell where to find them;
Leave them alone,
And they'll come home,
And bring their tails behind them.






LITTLE BO-PEEP.


LITTLE BO-PEEP'S DREAM.


Little Bo-peep fell fast asleep,
And dreamt she heard them bleating,
But when she awoke
She found it a joke,
For they were all a-fleeting.







LITTLE BO-PEEP.


LITTLE BO-PEEP'S DETERMINATION.


Then up she took her little crook,
Determined for to find them;
She found them indeed,
But it made her heart bleed,
For they'd left their tails behind 'em.












LITTLE BO-PEEP'S DISCOVERY.

It happened one day as Bo-peep did stray
Into a meadow hard by,
There she espy'd their tails side by side,
All hung on a tree to dry.






LITTLE BO-PEEP.


LITTLE BO-PEEP'S REMEDY.


She heaved a sigh, and wiped her eye,
And over the hillocks went race-o;
And tried what she could,
As a shepherdess should,
To stitch again each to its place-o.







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HENNY-PENNY.

ONE fine summer morning a hen was picking
peas in a farm-yard, under a pea-stack, when a
pea fell on her head such a thump that she thought
the sky was falling. And she thought she would
go to the court and tell the king that the sky was
falling : so she gaed, and she gaed, and she gaed,
and she met a Cock.
And the Cock said :-




HENNY-PENNY.


'* Where are you going to-day, Henny-penny ?"
And she said,-
"Oh, Cocky-locky, the sky is falling, and I am
going to tell the King."
And Cocky-locky said,-
"I will go with you, Henny-penny."
So Cocky-locky and Henny-penny, they gaed,
and they gaed, and they gaed till they met a Duck.
Sdhe Duck said,-
"Where are you going to-day, Cocky-locky and
Hienny-penny ?"
And they said,-
Oh, Ducky-daddles, the sky is falling, and we
dre going to tell the King."
And Ducky-daddles said,-
I will go with you, Cocky-locky and Henny-
penny."
So Ducky-daddies, and Cocky-locky, and Henny-
penny they gaed, and they gaed, and they gaed
till they met a Goose.
So th.e Goose said,-
"Where are you going to-day, Ducky-daddles,
Cocky-locky, and Henny-penny ?"
And they said,-
"Oh, Goosie-poosie, the sky is falling, and we
are going to tell the King."
























And Goosie-poosie said,-
"I will go with you, Ducky-daddles, Cocky-
locky, and Henny-penny."
So Goosie-poosie, and Ducky-daddles, and
Cocky-locky, and Henny-penny, they gaed, and
they gaed, and they gaed till they met a Turkey.
So the Turkey said,-
Where are you going to-day, Goosie-poosie,
Ducky-daddles, Cocky-locky, and Henny-penny ?"
And they said,-
Oh. Turky-lurky, the sky is falling, and we
are going to tell the king."




HENNY-PENNY.


And Turkey-lurky said,-
"I will go with you, Goosie-poosie, Ducky-
daddles, Cocky-locky, and Henny-penny."
So Turky-lurky, and Goosie-poosie, and Ducky-
daddles, and Cocky-locky, and Henny-penny they
gaed, and they gaed, and they gaed, till they met
a Fox. ,
So the Fox said,-
Where are you going to-day, Turkey-lurky,
Goosie-poosie, Ducky-daddles, Cocky-locky, and
Henny-penny ?"
And they said,-
"Oh, Mister Fox, the sky is falling, and we are
going to tell the King."
"And the Fox said,-
"Come with me, Turkey-lurky, Goosie-poosie,
Ducky-daddles, Cocky-locky, and Henny-penny,
and I will show you the road to the King's house."
So they all gaed, and they gaed, and they gaed,
till they came to the Fox's hole, and the Fox took
them all into his hole, and he and his young cubs
eat up first poor Henny-penny, then poor Cocky-
locky, then poor Ducky-daddles, then poor Goosie-
poosie, and then poor Turkey-lurky; and so they
never got to the King to tell him that the sky had
fallen on the head of poor Henny-penny.
























THIS IS THE END OF THE SiORY OF










THE FOX AND THE GEESE.


THERE was once a Goose at the point of death,
So she called her three daughters near,
And desired them all, with her latest breath,
Her last dying words to hear:

"There's a Mr. Fox," said she, that I know,
Who lives in a covert hard by,
To our race he has proved a deadly foe,
So beware of his treachery.

" Build houses, ere long, of stone or of bricks,
And get tiles for your roofs, I pray;
For I know, of old, Mr. Reynard's tricks,
And I fear he may come any day."






THE FOX AND THE GEESE.


Thus saying, she dted, arid her daughters fair,-
Gobble, Goosey, and Ganderee,-
Agreed, together, that they would beware
Of Mr. Fox, their enemy.

But Gobble, the youngest, I grieve to say,
Soon came to a very bad end,
Because she preferred her own silly way,
And would not to her mother attend.

For she made, with some boards, an open nest,
For a roof took the lid of a box;
Then quietly laid herself down to rest,
And thought she was safe from the Fox.

But Reynard, in taking an evening run,
Soon scented the goose near the pond;
Thought he, Now I'll have some supper and fun,
For of both I am really fond."






TH E FOX AND THE GEESE.


Then on to the box he sprang in a trice,
And roused Mrs. Gobble from bed;
She only had time to hiss once or twice,
Ere he snapped off her lily-white head.

Her sisters at home felt anxious and low,
When poor Gobble did not appear,
And Goosey, determined her fate to know,
Went and sought all the field far and near.

At last she described poor Gobble's head,
And some feathers, not far apart,
So she told Ganderee she had found her dead,
And they both felt quite sad at heart.

Now Goosey was pretty, but liked her own way,
Like Gobble, and some other birds;
" 'Tis no matter," said she, if I only obey
A part of my mother's last words."






THE FOX AND THE GEESE.


So her house she soon built of nice red brick,
But she only thatched it with straw;
And she thought that, however the fox might kick,
He could not get in e'en a paw.

So she went to sleep, and at dead of night
She heard at the door a low scratch;
And presently Reynard, with all his might,
Attempted to jump on the thatch.

But he tumbled back, and against the wall
Grazed his nose in a fearful way,
Then, almost mad with the pain of his fall,
He barked, and ran slowly away.

So Goosey laughed, and felt quite o'erjoyed
To have thus escaped from all harm;
But had she known how the Fox was employed,
She would have felt dreadful alarm;






THE FOX AND THE GEESE.


For Gobble had been his last dainty meat,-
So hungry he really did feel,-
And resolved in his mind to accomplish this feat,
.And have the young goose for a meal.

So he slyly lighted a bundle of straws,
And made no more noise than a mouse,
Then lifted himself up on his hind paws,
And quickly set fire to the house.

T'was soon in a blaze, and Goosey awoke
With fright, almost ready to die,
And, nearly smothered with heat and with smoke,
Up the chimney was forced to fly.

The Fox was rejoiced to witness her flight,
And, heedless of all her sad groans,
He chased her until he saw her alight,
Then eat her up, all but her bones.






THE FOX AND THE GEESE.


Pool Ganderee's heart was ready to break
When the sad news reached her ear:
"'Twas that villain, the Fox," said good Mr. Drake
Who lived in a pond very near.

" Now listen to me, 1 pray you," he said,
And roof your new house with some tiles,
Or, you, like your sisters, will soon be dead,-
A prey to your enemy's wiles."

So she took the advice of her mother and friend,
And made her house very secure:
Then she said,-" Now, whatever may be my end,
The Fox cannot catch me, I'm sure."

He called at her door the very next day,
And loudly and long did he knock,
But she said to him,--" Leave my house, I pray,
For the door I will not unlock;






THE FOX AND THE GEESE.


"For you've killed my sisters, I know full well,
And you wish that I too were dead;"
"Oh, dear," said the Fox, I can't really tell
Who put such a thought in your head:

"For I've always liked Geese more than other birds.
And you of your race I've loved best;"
But the Goose ne'er heeded his flattering words,
So, hungry he went to his rest.

Next week she beheld him again appear,
Let me in very quick," he cried,
"For the news I've to tell you'll be charmed to hear,
And 'tis rude to keep me outside."

But the Goose only opened one window-pane,
And popped out her pretty red bill,
Said she, Your fair words are all in vain,
But talk to me here if you will."






THE FOX AND THE GEESE.


" To-morrow," he cried, there will be a fair,
All the birds and the beasts will go;
So allow me, I pray, to escort you there,
For you'll be quite charmed, I know."

"Many thanks for your news," said Ganderee,
"But I had rather not go with you;
I care not for any gay sight to see,"-
So the window she closed, and withdrew.

In the morning, however, her mind she changed,
And she thought she would go to the fair;
So her numerous feathers she nicely arranged,
And cleaned her red bill with much care.

She went, I believe, before it was light,
For of Reynard she felt much fear;
So quickly she thought she would see each sight,
And return ere he should appear.






THE FOX AND THE GEESE.


When the Goose arrived she began to laugh
At the wondrous creatures she saw;
There were dancing bears, and a tall giraffe,
And a beautiful red macaw.

A monkey was weighing out apples and roots;
An ostrich, too, sold by retail;
There were bees and butterflies tasting the fruits,
And a pig drinking out of a pail.

Ganderee went into an elephant's shop,
And quickly she bought a new churn;
For, as it grew late, she feared to stop,
As in safety she wished to return.

Ere, however, she got about half the way,
She saw approaching her foe;
And now she hissed with fear and dismay,
For she knew not which way to go.






THE FOX AND THE GEESE.


But at last of a capital plan she bethought,
Of a place where she safely might hide;
She got into the chum that she just had bought,
And then fastened the lid inside.

The churn was placed on the brow of a hill,
And with Ganderee's weight down it rolled,
Passing the Fox, who stood perfectly still,
Quite alarmed, though he was very bold.

For the Goose's wings flapped strangely about,
And the noise was fearful to hear;.
And so bruised she felt she was glad to get out,
When she thought that the coast was clear.

So safely she reached her own home at noon,
And the Fox ne'er saw her that day;
But after the fair he came very soon,
And cried out in a terrible way:-






THE FOX AND THE GEESE.


"Quick, quick, let me in! oh, for once be kind,
For the huntsman's horn I hear;
Oh, hide me in any snug place you can find,
For the hunters and hounds draw near."

So the Goose looked out in order to see
Whether Reynard was only in jest;
Then, knowing that he in her power would be,
She opened the door to her guest.

"I'll hide you," she said, in my nice new chum :"
That will do very well," said he;
"And thank you for doing me this good turn,
Most friendly and kind Ganderee."

Then into the churn the Fox quickly got;
But, ere the Goose put on the top,
A kettle she brought of water quite hot,
And poured in every drop.








THE FOX AND THE GEESE.


Then the Fox cried out, Oh! I burn, I bum,
And I feel in a pitiful plight;"
But t&e Goose held fast the lid of the chum,
So Reynard he died that night.




MORjAL.

Mankind have an enemy whom they well know,
Who tempts them in every way;
But they, too, at length shall overcome this foe,
If wisdom's right law they obey




















MAJA'S ALPHABET.




A is for Ann, who is milking a cow;
B is for Benjamin, making a bow.
C is for Charlotte, gathering flowers;
D 's for Dick, who is one of the mowers.
E is for Eliza, feeding a hen;
F is for Frank, who is mending his pen.
( .^ ..







MAJA'S ALPHABET.


G 's Georgiana, shooting an arrow;
H is for Harry, wheeling a barrow.
I 's for Isabella, gathering fruit;
J is for John, who is playing the flute.
K 's. for Kate, who is nursing her dolly;
L is for Lawrence, feeding Poor Polly.
M is for Maja, learning to draw;
N is for Nicholas, with a jackdaw.
0 's for Octavius, riding a goat;
P 's for Penelope, sailing a boat.
Q is for Quintus, armed with a lance;
R is for Rachel, learning to dance.
S 's for Sarah, talking to the cook;
T is for Thomas, reading a book.
U 's for Urban, rolling on the green;
V 's named Victoria, after the Queen.














MAJA'S ALPHABET.

W is for Walter, flying a kite.
X is for Xerxes, a boy of great might
Y 's for Miss Youthful, eating her bread:

AND

Z 's Zacharia, a-going to bed.




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