Group Title: delight of the nursery /
Title: The Delight of the nursery /
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Title: The Delight of the nursery /
Physical Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Walker, James P ( James Perkins ), 1829-1868
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904 ( Engraver )
Roberts, William, b. ca. 1829 ( Engraver )
Leavitt & Allen ( Publisher )
Richardson & Cox ( Engraver )
Publisher: Leavitt & Allen
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: 1863
Copyright Date: 1863
Subject: Picture books for children   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1863   ( lcsh )
Hand-colored illustrations -- 1863   ( local )
Bldn -- 1863
Genre: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Hand-colored illustrations   ( local )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
General Note: In verse.
General Note: Page order irregular.
General Note: Illustrations are hand-colored.
General Note: Some illustrations engraved by Richardson-Cox, W. Roberts, and Avery.
Statement of Responsibility: by J.P.W.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00003423
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 - AAA4593
notis - ALU5645
oclc - 33214008
alephbibnum - 002341728

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Suppo-e these little owls could speak,
What do you think they would say ?
Oh! mother that. nice mou-e in your beak
(ive us to eat, we l:raiy.

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'Though this little girl is alone in
the wood,
She is not afraid, because she is

There! you've spilled your little
brother out ;
You're a careless fellow, Johnny

Fanny and Granny.

Is not this a motley looking crew ?
What do you suppose they are about to do?



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AnId ot'tei tak-;( me oil
lii' knee.

are Florence aind K[ate. at the river's
with a mu', fronl which to drink.

4ret out of inyv is'llt !
You're a peiftct fri.ght.

Both voung and old love Suiio Earl,
A kind, industrious, thou',-htful irl.

This is John Place, I happen
to know,
'Though he has colored his
face as black as a crow.

Charlie and John have some
seeds from their aunt,
Which grandfather is show-
ing them how to plant.




This sin_,ular-lookin.;_ but ueftil
Bea st,
Is called a Camel, and comes
from the East.

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Charley to-day is full of glee;
His brother has l.ourght. him a
horse, you see.

A man and a woman, and tlihree children, or more.
Are a pretty 2good load for one donkey, I'm iure.

This boy is up on the table, you see,
Which is a singular place for a boy to be.
He wanted to know what was in the urn,
And his father put him up there to learn.

I'm laughing to think what tracks
you'd make,
If you chanced to meet this rattle-

I want to go,
You hurt me so.

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Here are Franklin and Martha,
just come from town,
To visit their kind old Grand-
mother Brown.

This good little boy is going to bed,
As soon as he his prayers has said.

Only look here! don't you think that is cool,
For the master to be smoking a pipe in his school ?

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Bella and Prince are excellent fiends, sir;
Wherever she goes he always attends her.

How smart this
boy feels,
With a sword
at his heels.

Please, sir, give me a
I can't, my son, I
haven't any.

Well! upon my word,
That's an odd looking bird.

Little Jane Bell
Can read very well.

This handsome, gay, young' Cavalier,
Is singing a song" for hi. ]'Pdy to hear.

This house is on fire,
And nobody near,
'T will be burnt to the ground,
I very much fear.

This girl looks as comfortable as one
could wish,
Although she is sitting on the back of
a fish.

These men are trying to kill this Knight,
But on such a swift horse, he'll be soon out of sight.

A stands for Ap-
ple, Acorn and

B stands for But-
t o n, Broom-
stick and Bear.

These two were famous men: did you know it ?
Cromwell-Protector, and Milton the Poet.

Johnny Lee ra
But soon was ]
Now he is o1n
Pretty well cu

ii away to sea, Oh, Johnny Lang,
homesick as he could be; You deafen me quite
his way back home, Such a clatter and bang
red of his wish to roam Who can write ?

'Tis winter, tlhe ground is covered with snow,
And with ice the rivers and lakes;
We put on our mittens and off we go,
Determined to try our new skates.
Up and down,
hiound and round, |i
Rarle sport,S-=aten Ua
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Of all the places to build a nest,
These birds have chosen the very best;
The projecting eaves will keep out the storm,
And the south side is sunny and warm.

This is a model of a boat:
Make yours like this, and you're sure 'twill float.

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Men do not, in our da
Go to war in this array ;
Clad thus in mail, with caparisoned steeds,
They seem prepared to perform great deeds.

I can hear you ask, What have we here ?"
I'll tell you; 'tis a C'lcutta Pier.
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What are these--girls doing there ?
Twining wreaths to dress their hair.

Mamma and five children; papa's away,
For his safe return we'll earnestly pray.


This little girl looks so much like her brother,
You can hardly distinguish one from the other.

But Sammy Carr
Reads better, far.




A horse and some men; one has a long
And a man on a .mountain who looks
like a seer.
What's a seer ? Ask mamma;
If she don't know, then ask papa!


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The flowers have grown in letters,
To the little boy's surprise. Sailing a boat is very fine fun,
The letters form Jis name .
He can scarce believe his eyes. But if you fall in your sport is done.
He can scarce believe his eyes.

Swiftly doth the Reindeer go,
Over Arctic ice and snow

Do you see the C ?
'Tis plain to me.

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This little house s alantprin,
Used to carry travellers in.

This goose is enraged, or in a fright;
It looks as if it were going to fight.

These dogs look Jcispleased,
As if they'd been teased.


Ten to one these boys will get
Feet, and shoes, and clothes all wet.

With his long sharp tongue, as this bird
has need,
He catches the insects on which to feed.

Can that be a rabbit sitting there ?
It seems to me he has too long hair.

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In the trap this fox is tight,
And I believe it serves him right.

This is Little Nell,
Standing by the well.


Ever since this rich prince
Has to manhood grown,
By his treasure every pleasure
Has been made his own;
All things tasteful, bright, or rare,
.--_ l From the sea, or earth, or air;
Even this dwarf
T6 make him laugh:
All in vain to ease his pain;
All his wealth he'd give for health.

Draw hard and aim high,
Perhaps your arrow '11 reach the sky.

Now, write away!
Well, what shall I say ?

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This is the palace of glass,
Wherein it came to pass
Were collected, from all countries under the sun,
Things useful and curious, from each at least one.

This statue of the Amazon was there,
Graceful and spirited beyond compare.

Also, this marble girl and boy,
To the lover of art a constant joy.



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Dreaming, dreaming, all the day!
Why are you so idle, pray?

Oh! do not, I pray,
Take my lamb away.
We are poor, I know,
But he need not go.
My heart will break
If my lamb you take.

Japan must certainly be a strange place,
Where they shave a man's head as well as
Ilis face.

We wonder, the tunnel looks so sn11,l
How the cars get through at aIl.

Poor little lamb! its mother is dead!)

It will starve with hunger or perithe with
Vold; :4.

B 11 gente ardy nows you yet;

It will love you all dearly by and by.
letheThe little boy there up in the chair,
Is preaching a sermon, 'tis clear;
foldefoe many years, so it appears,
His fa e reached far and near.

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This beautiful casket of jewels and gold
Cost hundreds of dollars, I've been told.


This is called the veiled bust,
And I surely trust
To see it you may some time 1e able;
Not only the face,
But the veil of lace,
Are cut from the hardest marble.

Who so happy, far or nigh,
As my little pet and I ?

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I leave you to image if you can,
More unsoldierlike soldiers than these
of Japan.

What is the name of this pale-looking
knight ?
You could not guess, children, if you
tried all night.

I very much fear this ship will go down,
And all the crew on board will drown.


Death cometh alike to all,
Good and bad, great and small.

These children were all by the bear attacked,
Which might have been a serious matter,
But the brave little girl drove him off
With a few ladles of boiling hot water.


Help help this boy will drown;
Don't you see he's going down ?

Into the river .this boy threw his stick,
And his pretty dog Ponto brought it
out quick.

These are the wicked men of blood
Who left those sweet "babes ii the

Hush, little darling, do not cry;
Don't you see that mother is nigh ?
Give him to me, nurse, he will be good,
While you go and get his food.


What a pretty group is here!
Mother and her children dear.

Here's the clown, or buffoon, or fool of the Court,
One whose whole business 'tis to make sport.

You see by the sky Pity the beggar! think how sad you would be,
But the old man and Fi If you were as poor and as friendless as she.
Have far to go yet.

N is for Nightingale,

D is for Darling,



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King Richard-the lion-hearted knight-
Matchless in valor, unequalled in fight.

Poor little orphans! how sad is the
Of those who no father nor mother
have got.

Though when left 'alone, God will not
forsake them,
But under his care most tenderly take





Naughty boys! why will you fight ?
You surely know it is not right.

John, let little Tc
At the pictures iu
Having seen all the pictures, ar
He called the good nurse to pu

id every rhyme read,
t him to bed.

Two little birdies on a tree,
As merry and happy as they can be.

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