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I've just returned from Milford Fair,
And I tell you, children, I saw there
Many things that would make you stare:
Trumpets, flags, and guns,
Bats and balls, and sugar plums,
Horses of tin, and woolly sheep,
Little toy banks, your money to keep,
Punch and Judy, and Noah's ark,
-" Pigs that would squeal, and dogs that could bark,
And more things else than'I could tell,""
Or you remember very well,
Old Druid is so fierce and strong, .
We keep him chained the whole day long;
But when night comes we let him free,
To keep away the thieves, you see,
IThese little puppies are trying hard
Sget up a frolic with the hens in the yard.
How full of grace
Is this little vase !
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See the sea within the C!
And a vessel, too, there seems
I ^I understand this singular matter,
..... -* an is asking the pump for
In grooming the horse this
man fell asleep!
He must be a useful servant to
While no one is nigh
The mouse eats the pie.
Be off to your den, you thievish fox,
Unless you wish to be pelted with rocks.
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Here' died CHATTERTON,
With the gold of whose genius
Was base alloy.
More you shall know,
When you older grow.
These merchants wish to employ this man
To do a hard job, that no other can.
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I do not know, but I should think
So frail a raft would be apt to sink.
jJane brings her rabbits something to eat;
^:.; ^ See them cluster round her feet.
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Rosa has just received a letter, This little boy has got a sword,
And nothing could have pleased he And thinks himself as grand as
better, a lord.
This house, near the Lake; stands all alone,
A peaceful, quiet mountain home.
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"Remove that bauble !"--away it went;
Thus Cromwell dissolved the Parliament.
By reading,-when you older grow,-
English History, more you will know.
You will rarely see abandsomer face,
A form more erect, aTfd full of grace,
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Good old Neptune chanced to pass,
And saw his image in the glass;
He stopped, and growled, and tried
In vain, the mirror would not fight.
This speckled toad
Seems happy's a lord;
And this hairy worm,
Though it can only squirm,
And has not a cent,
Is quite content.
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The man who stands here,
Dressed so queer,
Has marbles rare,
And pictures fair.
With such works of art,
So scarce and old,
He would not part
For their weight in gold.
Perhaps it may seem a singular thing,
But this is a famous African King.
"Shamefaced Billy" was this mon-
An intelligent monkey and very
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The ship which this Japanese artist drew
Looked less like a ship than it did like a shoe.
It is not right for any to fight;
If we are strong, 'tis all the more wrong,
To use the strength that God bestows,
In dealing brutal, murderous blows.
The Queen of Oude is mighty proud,
She lives in great state, as you see by this plate;
One attendant hands her fruit,
While another is playing on the lute,
A third stands near her with a fan,
A fourth is ready to do what she can.
Don't fall, hold fast,
There, you've reached
ner at last.
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i k has a sweet tooth, so go where he will,
and's to be had, he eats his fill,
He much amazed the Japanese, by eating fourteen sugar geese.
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How musical, in wood or vale,
The song of the thrush or night-
Well! this is certainly a singular group,
Ox, ass, rooster, dog and man, in one coop.
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Oh! how I like to look at the stars
Through this long telescope of papa's.
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This little boy has been sick very long,
But I trust he'll soon be well and strong.
SBa! bah! bah!
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In storm and shine the shepherd doth
Watch and ward over his sheep;
Preserveth them from all alarms,
And beareth the lambkins in his
w, wow, wOW!
iat's the matter now ?
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The arrival at London of the Queen of Oude
Causes all this trouble and crowd.
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I hope these boys were not hurt by their fall;
Only a little bruised, that's all.
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The treasures of ocean who can tell?
Its stores of coral, pearls, and shell,
Beautiful weeds," that rival the flowers
Growing within our garden bowers!
Though old, and feeble, and nearly blind,,I
This good man is cheerful, gentle, and kind.
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He is very badly hurt, poor man;
I hope they will do all for him they can.
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Well, this is a singular-looking crew,
Of whom I know no more than you.
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A good old dog was Fido,
He took excellent care of Lido.
All who saw them said it was queer,
That he was so pleased when she was near
The leaves of thiS palm
Are as long as your arm.
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Now you're astride
You'll have to ride,
For the goat won't stop
Till he's ready to drop.
How lonely and drear
The woods appear.
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Alone in the woods and nobody near,
They'll never find their way home I fear.
Fly your kite;
Let it sail away,
There's a good breeze to-4y.
Gaily tripping, heel and toe,
Merrily round and round we go.
Don't disturb those birds, my boy,
'Twill give them pain, and you no joy.
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AlwayS'affords great merriment.
The Ostrich is very strong and fleet,
But its head is about the size of its feet,
So it doesn't know much, as I suppose
And is generally called "the stupid bird."
A dangerous neighbor, I should
And wish myself safely out of