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Title: Our nurse's picture book
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 Material Information
Title: Our nurse's picture book
Uniform Title: Children in the wood (Ballad)
Jack and the beanstalk
Tom Thumb
Puss in Boots
Physical Description: 1 v. (various pagings) : col. plates ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Kronheim & Co ( Lithographer )
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: S.l
Publication Date: c1870
 Subjects
Subject: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1870   ( lcsh )
Fairy tales -- 1870   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1870
Genre: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Fairy tales   ( rbgenr )
novel   ( marcgt )
 Notes
General Note: Title cover and date from inscription.
General Note: Illustrations chromo-lithographed by Kronheim & Co..
General Note: Baldwin Library copy imperfect: lacks t.p. and leaf 1 blank on all four stories and all but The babes in the wood have a blank leaf instead of leaf 6.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00024843
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002224417
notis - ALG4681
oclc - 57389895
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
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    Front Matter
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    Frontispiece
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    Chapter 1
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The Babes in the Wood. 2The father left his little son,As plainly doth appear,"When he to perfect age should come,Three hundred pounds a-year.And to his little daughter Jane,Two hundred pounds in gold,To be paid down on marriage-day,"Which could not be controlled:But if the children chanced to die,Ere they to age should come,Their uncle should possess their wealth:For so the will did run."Now, brother," said the dying man,"Look to my children dear;Be good unto my boy and girl,No friends else have they here:"To God and you I do commendMy children night and day;But little time we yet shall haveWithin this world to stay."You must be father and mother both,And uncle all in one;God knows what will become of them,"When we are dead and gone."Then next did speak their mother dear," 0 brother kind," quoth she,"You are the man must bring my babesTo joy or misery:


3 The Babes in the Wood."If you do keep them carefully,Then God will you reward;But if you otherwise should deal,God will your deeds regard."With lips as cold as any stone,They kiss'd the children small:"God bless you both, you pretty lambs!""With that their tears did fall.These words then their brother spoke,The parents sad to cheer:"The keeping of your little babes,Sweet sister, do not fear:"God never prosper me nor mine,Nor aught else that I have,If I do wrong your children dear,When you are in the grave."The parents being dead and gone,The children home he takes,And brings them both unto his house,Where much of them he makes.He had not kept these pretty babesA twelvemonth and a day,"When, for their wealth, he did deviseTo make them both away.He bargained with two ruffians bold,"Who were of savage mood,That they should take the children twain,And slay them in a wood.


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The Babes in the Iood. 4He told his wife an artful tale,He would the children send,To be brought up in fair London,"With one that was his friend.Away then went the pretty babes,Rejoicing at that tide,For gaily both of them did feel,They should on cock-horse ride.They prate and prattle pleasantly,While riding on the way,To those their wicked uncle hired,These lovely babes to slay:So that the pretty speech they had,Made the ruffians' hearts relent;And they that took the deed to do,Full sorely did repent.Yet one of them, more hard of heart,Did vow to do his charge,Because the wretch that hired himHad paid him very large.The other would not agree thereto,So here they fell at strife;With one another they did fight,About the children's life:And he that was of milder moodDid slay the other there,Within an unfrequented wood;The babes did quake for fear!


The Babes in the Wood.He took the children by the hand,"When tears stood in their eye,And bade them straightway follow him,And' look they did not cry:And two long miles he led them thus,While they for bread complain:"Stay here," quoth he, "I'11 bring ye bread,When I do come again."These pretty babes, with hand in hand,"Went wandering up and down;But never more they saw the manApproaching from the town:Their pretty lips with black-berries"Were all besmear'd and dyed,And when they saw the darksome night,They sat them down and cried.Thus wander'd these two pretty dears,Till death did end their grief;In one another's arms they died,Poor babes, past all relief:No burial these innocentsOf any man receives,But robin red-breast lovinglyDid cover them with leaves.And now the heavy wrath of GodUpon their uncle fell;For fearful fiends did haunt his house,His conscience felt a hell:


The Babes in the 'Wood 6His barns were fired, his goods consumed,His lands were barren made,His cattle died within the field,And nothing with him stayed.And in a voyage' to PortugalTwo of his sons did die;And, to conclude, himself was broughtUnto much misery:He pawn'd and mortgaged all his land,Ere seven years came about;And then at length this wicked actDid by this means come out:The fellow that did take in handThese children for to kill,Was for a robbery judged to die,As was God's blessed will:And did confess the very truth,The which is here express'd;Their uncle died while he for debtDid long in prison rest.All you that be executors,And overseers eke,Of children that be fatherless,And infants mild and meek,Take you example by this tale,And yield to each his right,Lest God with such like miseryYour wicked deeds requite.


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yack and the Bean-Stalk. 2dow was dark, and when he looked out, hesaw that all the beans had taken root in thegarden, and had grown up and twisted like aladder, which seemed to reach to the sky. Jackran down to the garden, and began to climb,though his mother cried out to him to stop, andthrew her shoes at him. He did not mind herat all, but went on, and on, above the houses,above the trees, above the steeples, till he cameto a strange land. Then he got off the bean-stalk, to try and find a house where he might bega piece of bread.As he was looking round, he saw a prettylittle fairy coming with a long wand, who toldhim he must go straight on till he came to alarge house, where a fierce giant lived. She saidthis giant had killed Jack's father, and kept allhis money, and that Jack must be very brave,and must kill the wicked giant, and get all themoney back for his poor mother. Jack thoughtit would be hard to kill a giant, but he wouldtry, so he went on till he met the giant's wife.He asked for a bit of bread, and she gave himsome, for she was not a bad woman, and when


3 Jack and the Bean-Stalk.she heard the giant coming, she hid Jack inthe oven for fear the giant should eat him.The giant was very cross; he wanted hissupper, and said he smelt fresh meat; but hiswife said he smelt the people who were shut up inthe cellar to fatten. After he had eaten as muchsupper as would have served ten men, he calledfor his hen.' Then a pretty little hen steppedout of a basket, and every time the giant said" Lay," it laid a golden egg. Jack thought thishen must have been his father's, and when the'giant was tired of seeing the hen lay goldeneggs, and fell asleep, he stole out of the oven,took up the hen, and ran as fast as he could to"the bean-stalk. You may be sure he made hasteto slide down, and very glad his mother wasto see him and the hen. Then they sold thegolden eggs, and bought many nice things withthe money.But Jack said he must kill the giant; so hestained his face with walnut-juice, and puton other clothes, and set out up the bean- ,stalk again. He went to beg of the giant's wife,but she was a long time before she would letw


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7ack and 'te Bean-Stalk. 4him in. At last she took him to the kitchen,gave him some plum tart and milk, and let himsleep in a closet where the pans were kept.When the giant came in, he said he smeltfresh meat; but his wife said it was only a deadhorse, and she gave him a large loaf and a wholecheese and a pailful of beer for his supper.When he had done, he took out his money bags,and counted his money till he fell asleep. ThenJack came out on tiptoe, lifted up the heavy bagsand made haste to the bean-stalk, where he wasglad to let the bags slide down first, and thento slide after them. Now they were rich, forit was their own money, and- Jack's mother livedlike a lady.Still Jack did not forget what the Fairy hadtold him to do, so he climbed up the bean-stalkonce more, and went on to the house of thegiant. But he tried a long time'before the oldwoman would let him in, for she said her hus-band had been robbed by beggar boys. Butin the end she gave him a cake, and, beforethe giant came in, hid him in a copper, andset a round of beef on the table to stop her


5 Jack and the Bean-Stalk.husband from looking for fresh meat. He ateall the beef and drank so much rum that hecould not stand, but lay back, and called for hisharp. His wife brought the harp, which wassilver, with golden strings, and when the giantsaid, "Play," it played the sweetest music youever heard. Then Jack said, "I will have theharp," and as soon as the giant began to snore,he took up the harp, and ran off.But the harp was a fairy, and it called out"Master! Master!" till the giant awoke, andran after the boy, but for all his long strideshe was so drunk that Jack got to the bean-stalk first, and you may be sure he was notlong in coming down. Then the giant beganto come down after him, and when Jack'smother saw the wicked wretch, she cried outfor fear; but Jack said, "Never fear, mother,but bring me an axe." His mother made greathaste to bring him an axe; then Jack, whowas now grown a stout lad, began to hew downthe bean-stalk.When the last bean-stalk was cut through,Jack and his mother ran a good way off, and


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Tom Thumb 2which made him beg to be let out, and promise never to be4 guilty of such doings any more.Shortly afterwards, Tom's mother was making a batter pud-ding, and, that he might see how she mixed it, he climbed upto the edge of the bowl; but his foot happening to slip, he fellover head and.ears into the batter, and his mother not observinghim, stirred him into the pudding, and popped it all into the pot toboil. The hot water made Tom kick and struggle; and hismother, seeing the pudding jump up and down in such a furiousmanner, thought it was bewitched; a tinker was coming by justat the time, so she quickly gave him the pudding, and he putit into his bag and walked away. As soon as Tom couldget the batter out of his mouth he began to cry aloud; this sofrightened the poor tinker, that he flung the pudding over thehedge, and ran away from it as fast as he could. The puddingbeing broken to pieces by the fall, Tom was released, and walkedhome to his mother, who gave him a kiss and put him,to bed;and much pleased she was at finding him again.Tom Thumb's mother once took him with her when she wentto milk 'the cow, and it being a very windy day, she tied him witha needleful of thread to a thistle, that he might not be blownaway. The cow, liking his oak-leaf hat, took him and thethistle up at one mouthful. While the cow was chewing thethistle, Tom, terrified at her great teeth, which seemed ready tocrush him to pieces, cried out, " Mother, mother !" as loud as hecould, bawl. His mother began to cry and wring her hands; butthe cow, surprised at such odd noises in her throat, opened hermouth and let him drop out. His mother then clapped him intoher apron, and ran home with him.


3 Puss-iz-Bools.Sly Puss! he had himself given his poor master thatgrand title. The King, much pleased at this mark of ho-mage, graciously accepted of the gift, and sent his thanks tothe Marquis.One fine morning, not long after this, Puss heard thatthe King was going to take a ride by the river's side, withhis lovely daughter; so he said to his master:" If you only follow my advice, your fortune is made. Takeoff your clothes, and get into the river to bathe, just whereI shall point out, and leave the rest to me."The young man did as he was bid, without being in theleast able to guess what the Cat meant. While he was bathingvery coolly, the King and the royal party passed by, andPuss-in-Boots, running after them, called out, as loud as hecould bawl:"Help! help! my lord, the Marquis of Carabas, is indanger of being drowned !"The King, seeing it was the same Cat that had broughthim the game, sent some of his servants to assist the poorMarquis.Puss then told his Majesty, that while his Lordship wasbathing, some thieves had stolen his clothes-which was not


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Tomn Thumb. 4and carried him back to King Arthur's Court; there Tom en-tertained the king, and queen, and nobility at tilts and tourna-ments, at which he exerted himself so much, that he brought ona fit of sickness, and his life was despaired of. At this juncturethe Queen of the Fairies came in a chariot drawn by flying mice,and placing Tom by her side, she drove through the air withoutstopping till they arrived at her palace. After restoring him tohealth, and permitting him to enjoy all the gay diversions ofFairy Land, the queen commanded a fair wind, and placingTom before it, blew him straight back to the court of KingArthur. But just as Tom should have alighted in the court-yard ofthe palace, the cook happened to pass along with the king's greatbowl of his favourite dish, furmenty, and poor Tom Thumb fellplump into the middle of it, and splashed the hot furmenty intothe cook's eyes. Down went the bowl. "Oh dear! oh dear!" criedTom; "Murder! murder!" bellowed the cook; and away wentthe king's nice furmenty into the kennel. The cook was a red-faced, cross fellow, and declared to the king that Tom had doneit out of some evil design; so he was taken up, tried for hightreason, and sentenced to be beheaded. When the judge de-livered this dreadful sentence, it happened that a miller wasstanding by with his mouth wide open, so Tom took a goodspring, and jumped down his throat, unperceived by all in thecourt of justice, even by the miller himself.As Tom could not be found, the court broke up, and awaywent the miller to his mill. But Tom did not leave him long atrest; he began to roll and tumble about, so that the millerthought himself bewitched, and sent for a doctor. When thedoctor came Tom began to dance and sing; the doctor was


5 Tom Tkumb.as much frightened as the miller, and sent in great haste for fivemore doctors.While all these were talking about the disorder in a verytedious style, the miller began to yawn, and Tom, taking theopportunity, made another bold jump, and alighted on his feet,in the middle of the table. The miller, provoked to be thustormented by such a little creature, fell into a great passion,caught hold of Tom, and threw him out of the window, into theriver. A large salmon swimming by, snapped him up in amoment, as he would a fly.The salmon was soon caught and sold in the market to thesteward of a great lord, who made a present of it to the king.When the cook cut open the salmon, he found poor Tom inside,and ran with him directly to the king; but the king, being busywith state affairs, desired that he might be brought another day.The cook was resolved to keep him safely this time, as he hadso lately given him the slip, so clapped him into a mouse-trap.There he was shut up for a whole week, when the king sent forhim, forgave him for throwing down the furmenty, and orderedhim new clothes, gave him a spirited mouse for a hunter, andknighted him.As they were riding by a farm-house one day, a cat jumpedfrom behind the door, seized the mouse and little Tom, ran oftwith them both, and was just going to devour the mouse, whenTom boldly drew his sword, and attacked the cat with greatspirit. The king and his nobles seeing Tom in danger, went tohis assistance, and one of the lords bravely saved him just intime.The king ordered a little chair to be made, that Tom might


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Puss-in-Boots. 2but still he got the bag and the little boots made for him,not thinking anything would come of it, for all the Cat's finespeech.No sooner had Puss put on the boots, and placed the bagon his neck, than he bade his master good morning, and boldlystarted off to the woods. The sly-boots had put some parsleyin his bag, that he might tempt some rabbits in a warren heknew of, close by, to come and take a taste of it. Poor littlethings! they were too simple to suppose he meant mischief;so he very soon coaxed a nice plump young rabbit to havea nibble, and the moment he put his little nose in the bag,Puss drew the string tight, and killed him, as well as one ortwo more in the same way.Puss was very proud of the good sport he had had, andwent straight off to the Court, where he asked to speak to theKing. When he came before the monarch, who was seated ona throne, with the Princess, his daughter, by his side, he made agraceful bow, and said:" Please your Majesty, I have brought this game fromthe warren belonging to my master, the Marquis of Carabas,who desired me to lay it, with his loyal respects, and offers ofservice, at your Majesty's feet."


3 Puss-in-Bools.Sly Puss! he had himself given his poor master thatgrand title. The King, much pleased at this mark of ho-mage, graciously accepted of the gift, and sent his thanks tothe Marquis.One fine morning, not long after this, Puss heard thatthe King was going to take a ride by the river's side, withhis lovely daughter; so he said to his master:"If you only follow my advice, your fortune is made. Takeoff your clothes, and get into the river to bathe, just whereI shall point out, and leave the rest to me."The young man did as he was bid, without being in theleast able to guess what the Cat meant. While he was bathingvery coolly, the King and the royal party passed by, andPuss-in-Boots, running after them, called out, as loud as hecould bawl:" Help! help! my lord, the Marquis of Carabas, is indanger of being drowned !"The King, seeing it was the same Cat that had broughthim the game, sent some of his servants to assist the poorMarquis.Puss then told his Majesty, that while his Lordship wasbathing, some thieves had stolen his clothes-which was not


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Puss-in-Boots. 4true, for Master Puss had hidden them behind a tree, a littleway off.The King accordingly sent to the Palace for a rich Courtsuit for him to put on, which became him very much, and helooked so handsome that the King's daughter fell in love withhim.The King, soon after, invited the Marquis to travel withhim, and they came near to a grand Castle, in which an Ogrelived.But Pussy slipped in before them, and was soon quitechatty with the Ogre, saying:"Can't you change yourself into any animal you please ?""Of course I can," said he; and in a moment he becamea roaring lion.The Cat rushed away in alarm; but, when he came backagain, no lion was to be seen-only the Ogre. Puss then said:"Please, do change into a mouse now."But no sooner had he done so, than the Cat sprang uponhim, and ate him up.Puss-in-Boots, hearing the royal party approach, went outto meet them, and, bowing to the King, said:


5 _Puss-in-Boots."Your Majesty is right welcome to the Castle of the Marquisof Carabas!"The King was delighted to find his Lordship had so noblea Castle, and gladly accepted the invitation to view it.The young Marquis gave his hand to the Princess as shealighted, and both followed the King as he entered the great hall,when they all, soon after, partook of a rich feast, which the Ogrehad prepared for some of his own friends, little thinking how heshould be himself eaten up by a Cat.The King was quite charmed with all he saw, and he likedthe young Marquis more and more, not only because he was sorich, and had so grand a Castle and so fine an estate, but becausehe was both good and wise; and he soon noticed, also, howmuch the Princess was in love with the handsome youth. So hesaid to him:" My dear Marquis, it will be your own fault if you do notbecome my son-in-law; my daughter loves you, and you have myfull consent."The Marquis was overjoyed at this great mark of royal favour,and was united to his fair bride the very next day.You may be sure that his old friend Puss-in-Boots was notforgotten. That clever Cat became a great favourite at Court,


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