Elfin land

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Title:
Elfin land
Physical Description:
40 p. : col. ill. ; 25 x 33 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Pollard, Josephine, 1834-1892
Satterlee, Walter, 1844-1908 ( Illustrator )
George W. Harlan & Co ( Publisher )
Publisher:
George W. Harlan & Co.
Place of Publication:
New York
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Elves -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Animals -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1882   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1882
Genre:
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- New York -- New York

Notes

Statement of Responsibility:
designed by Walter Satterlee ; poems by Josephine Pollard.
General Note:
Text printed in various colored inks and fonts.
Funding:
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

Record Information

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 - 002224593
notis - ALG4859
oclc - 06638304
lccn - 16003875
System ID:
UF00049830:00001

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A Garden Party for Three, 37
A Light-Headed Family, 16
A Lily Race, 30
A Little Brittany Maid, 26
A Very Handsome Mermaid, to
Black-Eyed Susan, 38
Greeting, 6
Little Dame Pansy, 25
Pretty Little Nieces, .. 36
Seven Little Fairies, 21
The Bee's Mistake, 15
The Dance on the Beach, 14
The Fan Tribe, 28
The Grimalkin Family, 7
The Japanese Family, 32
The Man in the Moon,. 8
"The Moon has a Host of Children," 29
The Peacock's Train, 12
The Sunflower Dance, 19
The Very Polite Little Boy, 27
Tulips, 35
Very zEsthetic, 39
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Xere and there and everywhere, celt your hearts and windows" tw~e,
On the earth and i the air, et them in' on euer side.
Sport a merry bT'n cre, d wiih this a'e/htful ba'd,
)8eady for a romp wi/t youi. Take a stroll througagh, F/fE L.and.







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J4(D S)LK OR SATIN THOUGH )T BE,
Y LADY WEARS A PRETTY TRAIN,
D STEHS WIOLE GRIMALKIN TAFMILY
THAT REACHES FAR AND STRETCHES WIDE, W)LL CUT BEHIND AND TAKE A RIDE.









THE MAN IN THE MOON




SThe man in the moon once baa a wife,
Ana she was really tle plague of his life.

NTey used to sail ir a brilt canoe,
Frroni east to West, o'er the sky so blue.

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"But she Was restless aq Ite Was rou (,
S.d" said le Iladq't half roorr eqodtul.

0qe night ttlrninq the boat around,
The Woman fell out, aqd she Was drowned.

SAd And down i tile lake she sails aloqe
In a lovely boat thar is all ier owner






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A V IY A4ANDSOME MERMAID,
S- J FATHER, NEPTUNE'S ONLY DPUqHTEq;
J AS A VERY LOVELY BOWER,
SA---LL ER\ OWN, BENEATH THE WATER.,




SHE HAS SLAVES TO DO MEI BlD 1q; WE HEA^ ABOUT HEI\ GRACEFUL FORM,
ALL THE BIl AND LITTLE FISMES, THE CIAI\MS WITH WHICI SHE'S LADEN,
BRlINq IER JEWELS WITHOUT {UMBEI, BUT NO OPE YET HAS EVER SEEN
4AND PREPARE ERt DAINTY DISHES. THIS WONDERFUL SEA-fvIAIDEN.






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The peacock spreads 4is brilliant train,
f AAnd struts about wit t pride,
IJ o terbird seems quite so vai;z,
In a// fe regions wide.


Eac4 plume Is like a sparking lem,
Of rich and radiant Wdes;
S5me cherub mnust have painted them,
cand all those shinjn eyes.


And if had as fiize a owlz
S/s his, upon my word
...Id --- i strut a little, up and down;
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To list to the seaside band, He danced to a lively tune, Like elves on the shining sand,

The waves swept over the land. In the silvery light of the moon. Of the famous seaside band.
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The waves swept over the land. In the silvery light of the moon. Of the famous seaside band.




"Aha!" cried the star-fish, full of glee, Who danced the Polka, Virginia Reel, Till the tide came up with a sudden rush

"I'll have a nice dance to-night! And the new Society Waltz. And swept them into the sea.







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5he Jaee's e Tihtcaie.

" little girl the name of Rose,
In a quiet corner sat,
When a hone'- bee sailed round and round
The rim fl her gardewz-hat.


,a5id the bee, "ak me! so sweet flower
I haven't beheld to-day!"
e-nd he came so near to the pretty Rose,
That she screamed as she ran away.









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I. In.
AN excellent faniily, every one said, They made up a party tgr visit the moon,
But rather too airy and light in the head; Each member to furnish private balloon;
Why, it was a fact They said, "We will fly
Good judgment they lacked, Along through the sky,
And many, yes, many were certainly cracked And anchor ourselves to the stars by and by."


II. IV,
There was Mrs. Henpen with a very stiff cap; That they had any brains there is reason to doubt,
And Master Gooseloose-a remarkable chap; For the wind blew a gale on the day they set out,
And Mr. Foochoo And Foochoo, don't you see,
With a very long cue, Was caught fast in a tree !
And Bo-peep, and Dorking, and little Boy-Blue. Oh never was Chinaman madder than he!
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V.

They wanted to stop, but they couldn't, you know,
For, having once started, they just had to go;
And lightly they soared,

But they hadn't the least bit of ballast on board.






VI.
Now over the hills they went thumpety-thump !
"Gainst each other's heads they went bumpety-bump !
Now here and now there,
But it didn't much scare
This light-headed family, I do declare !









VII.
A furious gust blew them all in a bunch;
".1 How jolly !" cried Mrs. Henpen. "Let's have lunch !"
Ah, she was too rash i
There soon was a crash !
And the light-headed family all went to smash !









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'pH)^ !SUN F L^ W., AMC^.


come1, DANCE WITH ME !"THE SUNFLOWER\ SPID,

TossiNG his LOCKS ABOUT,
TILL THEY STOOD LIf(EAN A J\UEOLE OU ND HIS E/D,::

"LET'S D/NCE 'TILL THE TARS COJE OUT '


HE LED THE WIY, AND IN SINGLE FILE

THEY DANCED THOUGH THE FIELDS OF CORN;
WhILE THE SUN WEFIT DOWN WITJI A CIEEIRFUL SlIILE,

AND LAUGHEO WHEN HE ROSE PEXT MON !

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,Seven little fairies came
When the storm was ended

seven little fairies cam e
%rest LLp very splendid .

hana in hana .the marched alon ,
"Keeping close to ether;

Trivini gloomy clouds away,
Brinkin back clear weather






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Johngy Was a little boy, but he had a wish %i
When he went a-fishing, to hlaul in the biUest fish;
Hook and line so strogg as hlis,surely could got fail,
Johnny tfough, to cateh a shark, or perchance,a whale.



Early oq a rainy day, Johnny oq rte shore Jahqny pulled ard tugged awayl there le gave a look;
Felt a 'tufiq at his line; never fell before; Saw a nronstrous turtle fastened firrrly to Iis hooki
Then he straightened up,aand said,opeqinr Wide his eyes, Took a firnrer hold and said, "which of us shall win ?
"Cracky qoW I uess I've ot sorrlehing like a prize 1" I rust either pull you out, or you'll pull rqe iqn "










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Little 'Dame Pansy.
LITTLE DAME rANSY PUT ON PER BEST BOr4ET,
THEqE WASN'T A JIBBOPI OR FEATHER UPON IT,
AND WALKING ALONG TpIIOUGH A PATH THAT WAS SHADY,
$1E HAPPENED TO MEET WITH A VEIY OLD L/ADY.

THrS VEY'Y OLD LADY, THERE WAS NO DENYING,
W s VEfRY MUCi TIOUBLED, HEF\CAP-STI\INS WEIEfLYINQ,
"0 DEAp\ MISTRESS PANSY I SHE C1lED i" I'LL QO CI AZY
fo SOIE OpIE 0 IAS STOLEN PIY LOVELIEST DAIISY !"

*You OUqHT TO BE THANKFUL !" THE LITTLE DIME PANSY/
MAOE PNSWEI," THPT SOME ONE HAS TAKEN A FANCY
"To SOME Of YOUR CHILODEN. DON'T BE IN A PASSION !
FoO DAISIES,YOU K NOW, AIE THE TIr Of THE FAS lION !Y






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On a great round stone,
"With a nice bowl of bread and -ulk.


]i-s saucy respects topay, For she. was a merTy soul, Alas! and alack-a-daal/ !
"Good lack !' cred /e maid, She looked aain, 'Yis surely a szi

"I shall have good luck all the d madgpies perched & her bowl. Bad lu-rk" and he ra awafr





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A VEiY ]OLITE LITTLE |OY.


I knew a little boy
So exceedingly polite i
He wouldn't leave the room, unless
He asked you if he might;
His hair was always smooth,
And he looked so spick and span,
You really might have thought
He was a wooden little man!


One day as he began
To remark, 'Sir, if you please"-
Intending to apoligize
'If he should chance to sneeze;
Quite suddenly he gave
A funny little shriek,
And everybody jumped in-to
The middle of next week.

And the little boy himself,
Very nearly died of fright;
Because he'd been so very
Very, very impolite!






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'1>E FAN- XR)BE.

O far away by a tropic sea, No silken, satin or velvet owns,
7And near to a jungle deli, No laces do they possess,
Neath the scorch/ i rays But from year to year,
Of the sun's bright blaze, They always appear
The fan tr/ie Indians dwell. In /tis fantastic dress.





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hat never are seen by day; c ad over their race -course rie;
'But Oh! i- the, night Or father in crowds
'Tis a pretty siht, On the fleecy clouds,
To see them frolic and play. And down on the moonbeams slide.





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*l elt Race.
5A. swaOth son of a sTakae race, Together they "arte& aiomwn t9ve stream,
.RihOe M ouRnB \nhioLn. a Eac^ po\seh Vn \\\s \i nt canoe ,
Set out from shore la a. \ght canoe, 'Ti a in thwr strivUn s to keep ahea',
Ais foot on a \i\-pad. Thuir oars were broken in two.

Ijis oar was o\kS a sVenea vraus), An6 that was the enr o6 tfe k\l-iak ;
H, manager with native trace, for soon uith a sao)ae roar,
Ana ht hurried alonR, for c\ose behnnf The nlaian boys jumpe& into the stream,
Another hab iuen chase. AnA both of them swam a.shore.







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SWOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE LITTLE WALT" S E WAS 1 CLEVE SOUL !-


YOU'LL NOT TA I -i-s IAY,

BUT WITH THE CHILDREN TAKE I QUIET SITOLL.








So M. JApANEE AND MN S. APANESE
/NO TH'E LITTLE JAP/ANESES. To,
SET OUT IN INDIPAN-LE,
ET T IN N, TH.OUH qAq ENS TRIM ND PET, T SMELL THE CLOSSQSS SWEET
IN THE VEY LATEST STYLE,
THEY qo, ANB OVER FNaeS CLI MB,
WITH THEI EYES AND MOUTHS pODIIG,.OUSLY ASKEW. ,ND WrEN THE1R WLK IS DONE,
IN0 WEN THEl^ WL IS DOOE,
THEY CRY OUT, EVE.Y OE ,
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Tulips bright in the garden beds,
Lift up their heads;
No other blossoms are as gay I
And proud as they.

But I know where some tulips grow,
Ah, Yes, I know 1
more rich and sweet than any flower )
In garden bower.

"qood morning !" say my tulips red,
as out of becd
They spring ; and other tulips greet
With kisses sweet.

And that is why I love them so,
Ydu ought to know;
nd tulips you may likewise find
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PRETTY LITTLE NUNS IN THEIR PURPLE HOODS, AND PRETTY LITTLE NUNS IN THEIR PURPLE HOODS,
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LIFT THEIR LITTLE FACES FAIR, MEET IN LITTLE CLUSTERS, WHERE
IN THE LONELY CORNERS OF THE QUIET WOODS; THEY LISTEN TO THE MUSIC OF THE GRAND OLD WOODS
AND MAKE A LITTLE CHAPEL THERE. AJ(ND REVERENTLY KNEEL IN PRAYER.









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UP IN AN APPLE-TREE CORNER. SAT,
J, LITTLE GIRL ARD A PUSSY-CAT, f .
JUST AS COSY AS THEY COULD WISH, \
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CLOSE BESIDE THEM A B)G BLACK CROW, THE LITTLE GIRL HAD ENOUGH( TO EAT;
SAUCY AND TH)EY)SH XE WAS, YOU KNOW- THE CAT AND THE CROW HAD A ROYAL TREAT;
CAME AND PERCHED, SAYING "0 DEAR. ME AND SOME OTHER DAY IN THE APPLE-TREE
WHAT A NICE GARDEN PARTY FOR THERE !" THERE'LL BE A NICE GARDEN PARTY FOR THREE!





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3BLACK-EYED bSvYW/.


Little black-eyed 8usan
Through h the meadows went
Pretty little, Sukey-Sue .
To visit her Grandmother
)Was the little maid& intent,
oAnd to wish her a 7zow-de-do?"
Little black -eyed Susan
SM )as a clever child ;
\m Pretty little Sukey-5ue !

; nd to every one who came alone,
She courtesied and she smiled,
ltWith a nice i/tfle "ow-de-cdo?
1 I t//e black-eyed Suscar
1S topped awhile to rest;
S--- pretty little Sukey- ue!


ROM h.e n a lot of funny little Iolks,
... In black and yellow drest,
Popped up, and said "*hyk! how-de-do ?
2 itile black -eyed Susan,
Pretty courtesies made;
Clever little uakey- ue /
Aa'nd noddi4 et the other
Blac -eyed Susans, sweetly said,
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"0fo Iimpy and.- tlarLy maia,
..o skimp4-an&-cranki jade,
Thi.s dear little queer little elt,
3LLt wherever -ou j'irtd her,
She is dra nf behind her,
A unfltower as bi as hzrsef!



-.-At ekidr'th too rude and robust,
SShite turns up her nose i t disgust,
es, she tttrns up her little nose.
". So Asthetic; she couldn't,
he aecdares, and she wouLdn't,
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THE SEND OFF.

'7iowye mernvy )nadcap elues,
Trim the bonny boat yourse/les;
WeAjh the anchor, loose the sa'l;
So 'twill catch the favori'n$ ale,
7hen away with songs o greet
very other craft you meet;
Scattering joy on every hand,
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