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LITTLE BABY BUDS.
LITTLE BABY BUDS
E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY
89 WEST 28D STREET
By E. P. DUTTON & CO.
PRESS OF J. J. LITTLE & CO.,
os$. iS TO o0 ASTOR LACE, NEW YORK.
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"HORACE, won't you sing?"
Said May, "Or read something?"
So Horace read a story,
And sang a little song,
About a little maiden
Who played the whole day long.
ANNIE CLARK was visiting at her
Grandpa's. One day he asked
her if she would like to go to the city
and see her Mamma. She jumped
up and down in her delight, and was
soon ready. You can imagine her
happiness, on going into her Mam-
ma's room, to find a cunning baby
brother asleep in a crib.
After that she could not leave her
Mamma and the baby any more, and
soon Herbert grew to be a large baby,
who could sit up and play with his
pllaythings, just as you see him in the
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DRESSED FOR A RIDE. *
HERBERT has been dressed in his
new coat and hat, and is going
out in his pretty new carriage with
the lanterns on the side.
He is so happy to go, he can hardly
keep still enough to have his hat tied
on. At the sight of his carriage, he
jumps and kicks in his nurse's arms,
and his happy little face is a pretty
sight. Many people give him kind
and loving looks as he is taking
his morning ride. Some-times he
rides in a large carriage with his
Mamma, and then you should see
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BABY'S RIDE ON THE
WHERE is Baby? Let me see.
Way up there? Why, deary me,
How did Baby get so high?
Could he have had wings to fly?
What is this with coat so rough?
Such long ears! Why, sure enough,
It's a donkey; that is so.
Let us see how he can go.
Papa'll hold you, Baby dear,
So you need to have no fear.
Little donkey's good and kind,
If he trots you must not mind.
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HERBERT has been playing with
his kittens and doll, until he is
so tired he has gone to bed with
them. He has fallen asleep, and his
Mamma has covered him up nice and
The kittens are not sleepy, but keep
still; one of them in his arms, and the
other looking as if she wondered what
it is all about.
I knew a little girl who had a kit-
ten that used to lie in her doll's bed,
and take its nap every day. The little
girl used to dressuher in a doll's night-
dress, and she looked very funny.
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SUPPER'S ready! Supper's ready!
Where is little Roger's chair?
He must sit up to the table,
Supper's ready, waiting there.
Get his spoon, and get his apron,
Here's his porridge, smoking hot.
Come folks, come. Why will you
You can come as well as not.
What comes, Roger, after supper?
I know, kisses all around,
Then a little bcy is tucked up,
In his bed to sleep so sound.
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"M/JOOLY, Mooly, how are you?
Can you eat, and can you moo?
Tell me, cow, what can you do?"
"I am only made of wood;
Still, they say, I'm very good,
Though I eat no kind of food."
"Mooly, what use are you, pray?
What do you do all the day,
If you can't eat grass or hay?"
"I'm not very smart, you see,
But there's one thing I can be:
Robbie's plaything; that suits me."
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"HOW very sad, my dear, you look.
What is the matter, pray?"
"My doll," she cries, "for want of food
Has fainted quite away.
"I cannot think what I shall do:
She lies so stiff and cold!"
"Oh Daisy, this is very sad!
Have you the doctor told?"
"Indeed I have, and said I thought
For want of food she'd faint!
He truly cried, 'This apple take,
We'll hear no more complaint.'"
"WNHOSE little baby boy? Some-
If you say "Mamma's," then I will say
If you say Papa's," why, Yes," it is
Answer me either way, both ways are
What is the baby's name ? What do
you think ?
Sometimes it's Darling," and some-
times it's Pink!"
Grandma says Baby," and Auntie
But Mamma calls him her Precious
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HERBERT has been sick, and his
Cousin Nellie is bringing him a
basket of lovely flowers she has picked
from her own garden. What a dear,
sweet girl she is, and in her quaint
bonnet she looks just like a little pic-
ture stepping out of a frame.
I think Herbert will feel better when
he sees her sweet flowers, but sweeter
and brighter her face coming into the
room. I hope some of my little friends
will think some-times to give happi-
ness in the same way, for in giving
pleasure to others you grow happy
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HERBERT AND ANNIE.
IT was not very long now before
Herbert began to go to school,
and he had a very hard time learn-
ing to spell, and the teacher told
him he must print his words on his
slate every day at home, and study
Annie used to feel so sorry for
him that she was always very near
by to help him all she could.
Just now he is puzzling over the
word "G-o-a-t," and does not know
whether to spell it that way, or
Which way should you spell it?
STEPHIE AND THE SEA.
STEPHIE had been out in a big
boat, with the men who went
fishing, and when they got back the
water was up so high all around, that
some one had to carry him ashore.
"O Mamma," he said, "I want to
be a sailor!" "What would Mamma
do without her little boy?" said she.
"Well, I will stay," said Stephie, "but
I want to take off my stockings and
shoes, and let the waves chase me;
indeed I won't let them catch me."
His Mamma smiled, and Stephie
ran down to the beach and played
till he was tired out.
THE DOG THIEF.
yOU have heard so many stories
of good dogs, I will tell you one
of a bad dog, who would steal every
chance he could get. One day he
stole a sheep's-head from a butcher's
shop and ran away with it.
Herbert and his school-mates were
just out of school, and they joined
with the butcher's boy in chasing
the dog, crying "Stop, thief!" "Stop,
thief!" until the dog, well fright-en-ed,
dropped the sheep's-head on the side-
walk, and then ran on, the boys let-
ting him alone as they had the meat
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HERB E RT and Annie went to their
Uncle John's to spend the sum-
mer, and one day the cousins took
Annie down to the garden. Herbert
did< not go for some time, and he
found them all sitting down without
any shoes on their feet.
What is the matter?" he cried. An-
nie said the gardener found footprints
among the flowers, and took off their
shoes and tried them in the marks,
and finding they fitted left them there.
Herbert brought their shoes and
put them on, and then went to tell
his Uncle about the bad gardener.
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