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A gentleman who chanc'd to lose his wife,
One daughter had, and lov'd her as his
Thinking it might their comfort much
Married a widow, who destroyed his Deace.
She, too, had daughters, both swell'd up
Who hatred to his child cA ld never hide.
Sore griev'd to find his fondest hopes
He sicken'd, died, and in his grave was
Left to their mercy, she was doom'd to bear
The roughest treatment, with the coarsest
Thinking on parents who were now no
She heard a woman knocking at the door
Who prov'd a Fairy, chronicles .relate,
Who interest took in Cinderella's fate.
Bent nearly double, she seemed old and
And said, 'A little warmth I come to
Dear, dry your tears, your fortune I'll
This night at court you'll with your sisters
Run, fetch a pumpkin-that a coach I'll
And for a coachman a fat rat I'll take.
Six nimble mice as footmen spruce shall
And lizards six I'll turn to horses plump:
Your rags I'll quick convert to garments
And in your dress make costly diamonds
To crown the whole, that you at court
Here's curious slippers made of shining
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One thing observe-if after twelve you
All these fine things from you will pass
With heart quite light, to court she went
Danced with the prince, the gayest of the
The clock struck twelve--she left the
But dropped her slipper as she flew along.
Next day a herald was sent round to find
Whose'foot wouldfit the slipperleft behind.
'Twas allinvain thatboth their sisters tried
Then let me try,' poor Cinderella cried.
Her foot slipped in with ease-the girls
When from her pocket she its fellow drew.
Soon this poor orphan shone the prince's
A queen she reign'd, and was her
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LIST OF BOOKS IN THIS SERIES.
1-The History of Cinderella.
2-The History of Tom Thumb.
3-Hare and many Friends.
5 Robinson Crusoe.
6--Jack the Giant Killer.
7--Little Red Riding Hood.
8 -- Scenes from Nature.
S10- -Mother Hubbard.
11---Capitals of Europe,
12 --The House that Jack built.
13---Death & Burial of Cock Robin.
14---Cock Robin and Jenny Wren.
15---Old Man and his Ass.
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