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 Front Cover
 Front Matter
 Half Title
 Frontispiece
 Title Page
 A christmas tree fairy
 The mistletoe bough
 Polly, put the kettle on
 A rough sketch
 Will you try
 A mouse tale
 A moral
 Kitty
 The evening star
 "O river," said the children
 Robin robin redbreast
 The daily news
 Jingles
 Cats cradle
 The gardener's daughter
 Saddle me
 Two doves (picture)
 Peace and war
 Dolly's bath (picture)
 The quarrel (picture)
 Back Cover






Title: A Christmas tree fairy
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 Material Information
Title: A Christmas tree fairy
Physical Description: 32 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Mack, Robert Ellice
Mack, Lizzie (Lawson) ( Author, Illustrator )
Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh ( Publisher )
Publisher: Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh
Place of Publication: London
Publication Date: [1888]
 Subjects
Subject: Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Christmas -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Fairies -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1888   ( lcsh )
Genre: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
novel   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
 Notes
Statement of Responsibility: by Lizzie Mack and Robert Ellice Mack.
General Note: Illustrations by L. M. Mack.
General Note: Baldwin Library copy has 28 p.: lacks 4?
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00053412
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 - 002224148
notis - ALG4409
oclc - 05887463

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
    Front Matter
        Page i
    Half Title
        Page ii
    Frontispiece
        Plate
    Title Page
        Page iii
    A christmas tree fairy
        Page 1
        Page 2
    The mistletoe bough
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Polly, put the kettle on
        Page 5
        Page 6
    A rough sketch
        Page 7
    Will you try
        Page 7
        Page 8
    A mouse tale
        Page 9
    A moral
        Page 10
    Kitty
        Page 10
    The evening star
        Page 11
    "O river," said the children
        Page 12
    Robin robin redbreast
        Page 13
        Page 14
    The daily news
        Page 15
        Page 16
    Jingles
        Page 17
    Cats cradle
        Page 18
    The gardener's daughter
        Page 19
        Page 20
    Saddle me
        Page 21
    Two doves (picture)
        Page 22
    Peace and war
        Page 23
    Dolly's bath (picture)
        Page 24
    The quarrel (picture)
        Page 25
    Back Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
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"" r1 O/F' a little fairy,
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Although I've never seen her,
And I don't know how she
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For mother says she dare not face a little human child,
7Tzough I have seen her very often, mother said, and smiled.
But if the children see them, the fairies disappear,
And that's the reason, mother says, I've never seen one here.


You never hear her _.,, ni--, she brings the tree at night;
For fairies are such dainty folk, they cannot bear the light.
It's hung all o'er with candles, I should think that there must be,
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She chooses toys that children like, and hangs them
within reach,
And ties a little ticket, with someone's name on each.
"A wooden horse for Harry, a drum for little Dot,
"A new silk dress for dolly, with a nice blue bow for Spot.


I dreamt last night the fairy came and brought the
(h in m..t-. Tree,
And in her arms she carried a little doll for me,
A dolly with a blue silk dress, and lovely golden hair,
You never saw a sweeter little dolly anywhere.
And mother says if I am very good at work and play,
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Little birds on the bough of a tree,
..\i huddled together as close as could be,
As you in the picture can easily see,

There were two little girls, I don't know their age,
They are not a hundred, I venture to wage,
You can see for yourself on the verve next page.

Now these little girls, it worried them so,
To see the four birdies perched up in the snow
Without hats or bonnets, or jackets, you know.

And these little birdies, who sat in a row,
Thev wondered how children could possibly go
Without wings and feathers in Winter, vou know.

Said Rover, if you will allow me a word,
I think frocks and feathers are very absurd-
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P OLLT set the sticks alight,
Polly make the fire;
Polly, blow the bellows, dear,
And send the flame up higher.

Polly, put the kettle on,
Polly, make the tea;
Polly, put the tea-cups out,
And lay the cloth for three.

Polly, fill the tea-cups dear,
Polly, pour the tea-
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"a RKOUgH SKETCH.

eAID I, little maiden, your sketch is as good,
As good as a person could wish ;
But is it a cow, or a horse, or a dog,
A beast, or a bird, or a fish.






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"" ^^"" 7DOn'CT think you can catch him.
Though I give you leave to try.
I don't think you can match him,
Nor would any money buy,
For he isn't really here you know,
The happy little wretch,
But he's swimming in the river,
Where I made this little sketch.























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eAID I, little maiden, your sketch is as good,
As good as a person could wish ;
But is it a cow, or a horse, or a dog,
A beast, or a bird, or a fish.






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Though I give you leave to try.
I don't think you can match him,
Nor would any money buy,
For he isn't really here you know,
The happy little wretch,
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And in your biggest barn farmer,
He's made a little house.


And in his little house, farmer,
We found his children three;
He done his best to make a nest
As snug as snug can be.


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1 IWVAS a Good boy, at work or at play,
SI always got out of his bed the right way.
S' If you would be good, my advice,
k o. dear, to you,
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Iget of side too.



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Name Rose,
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SCurly tail,
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SI always got out of his bed the right way.
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And tell us of the sights you've seen,
And where you come from pray.


Why need you hurry, river ?
"It surely cu hurry, riverog O children," said the river,
To stay with us a little while, If I should stay with you
Theo ay withs ave lo e, What will the meadows and the flowers
The day is very long.!
And other children do?

Pray, who will turn the mill-wheels,
And take the ships to sea?
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SFor Winter is dreary and cold,
The days are so short and the nights are so long,
And the snow is so deep, oh, do sing a ,-.n,-
If we are not making too bold ? "

I will sing you a song little ni.iij.-n-
For Winter is dreary and cold,
Your fingers are red and your noses are blue,
And I'm happy to give any pleasure to you ;
Indeed, you're not making too bold.

But pray don't forget 'little maidens,
To throw us some pieces of bread,
For Winter is here, and the snow's on the ground,
And there isn't a solitary worm to be found
And we're dreadfull/v h/zunry," he said.















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.-tD I, little masters,
S Will you tell me pray,
Little masters," said I,
The news of the day."

Said they, "my good sir,
We will tell it to you,
My good sir," said they,
"We will tell it you true.

"Last night, Mother Hubbard,
Devoured in her cupboard,
The whole of a gooseberry pie.
An owl who knew her,
Said, Mother, I'm sure,
It's a mercy there's nobody by.'"

Said I, "little masters,
D'vou think that its true,
I really can scarcely
Believe it, can you ? "

Said they, my "good sir,
Its as true as a book--
You can see for yourself
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SIE are two little dogs on a page,
And I think I may venture to wage,
They will not afright you--
I'm sure they won't bite you,
These two little dogs on a page.




C7TH8R once was a mousie who lived in a shoe,
And a snug little house he made of it too
He'd a great big front door to take in the cheese,
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CaTS CRilDLS.

P STT7 little pussy cat,
There's a little dear,
You must go to sleep my pussy,
For the night is near.

Husha, husha, husha-bye,
Underneath the clothes;
Lie there little baby-cat,
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"I|. And watered them for hours;
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,A\"nd violets white and blue
"" With tall proud yellow lillie',
.-\And little white ones too.


She'd marigolds and hollyhocks, and daisies white and red,
That grew in little borders, around each flower bed,
With wallflowers and carnations, and many a royal rose;
She must have had a little bit of every flower that grows


A Thrush came to the garden and sang there every day,
And as for bees and butterflies, they could'nt keep away.
The bees made lots of honey, but it was not half as sweet,
As the pretty little maiden who kept the garden neat.
















S/2)27DLS me, shoe me,
And send me a horse,
With a dear little bit,
And a bridle of course.
With real little stirrups,
To put on my feet.
A real little Rocking-horse,
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P R'Z T tell us little dickey-bird,
Pray tell us, if you can,
Whatever is the matter,
And who's that dreadful man.


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I don't know much about it,
But I'll tell you all I can:
The matter is, we're going to war,
And he's a soldier-man.

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We're going to fight the foe;
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