Material Information

Physical Description:
28 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 17 cm.
Pym, T
Pym, T ( Illustrator )
E. & J.B. Young and Co ( Publisher )
E. and J.B. Young and Co.
Place of Publication:
New York
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Alphabet rhymes -- 1886   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1886
Alphabet rhymes   ( rbgenr )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- New York -- New York


Statement of Responsibility:
drawn and coloured by T. Pym.
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 - 001725908
oclc - 11654407
notis - AJD8451
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APPLES mind us of the story
Of the Switzer's fame and glory,-
How he drew his bow so bravely,
Whilst his boy stood fearless by,- *
S How the voice of Freedom sounded
\ Over snowy mountains high:
II fWhere the shadowy branches darken,
Children love the tale to hearken;
Then away from stories olden,
SDance they into sunlight golden.

"' DON'T go too nigh," doth Bessie cry,
Don't hurt the little BUTTERFLY,
So happy neathh the summer sky,
And where the flowerets twine,
Did fairies paint those wings of
So tiny, yet so rich and bright ?
We'll cradle it in rosebud white,
Where morning rays outshine.

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OH, BABY, dear I what have we here ?
A birdie on the ground;
To make it twitter soft and clear,
We turn its handle round;
But Cousin May, so far away,
Doth with a living birdie play-
A sweet CANARY that all day i
Sings high in tuneful sound.

Two little children, dimpled and sweet,
Four little busy, bustling feet,
Four little lips that love to kiss- (-
These are my DARLINGS and' tI
my bliss, .
These are my Donald and my b- ;
Two little DARLINGS-no i but
Katie reminds me, don't you
Dolly is DARLING number

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SPUT out the light,
-- The moonbeams bright
Are shining down on Baby sweet;
The black bat flies
Across the skies,
The owl comes out the mice to
Ij t F 'Tis EVENING now,-and time for
Bright golden stars watch over-
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E DAINTY FAN for dainty maiden,
Hath this lady fair to-day;
Gracie would be over aden,
Bearing such a FAN away.

See this stately dame appearing !
All her grandeur who could paint ?
Anxiously the page is nearing,
Lest her ladyship should faint.



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SAID Grace and Guy, as they passed by,
"We greet you, Mistress GoosS!
'Tis good to know that when you go
You yet will be of use;
We'll hold your memory kinder
still, -. '
And gentler than your looks:
For Baby's gun is Father's quill,
That writes such splendid

WHERE, oh, where is Baby wee ?
Where's the face we love to see ?
Shady is his HAT, and gay,
But it hides too much away.
When our Baby ventures out
"From his HAT, and looks about,
-- Wondrous things will then be spied-
Sister Maudie's flowing feather,
"And our Harry's brim so wide,
Fit for any change of weather.

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IDA now can sweetly prattle,-
Once she was an INFANT mild,
Carried to and fro by Harold;
How he loves the tiny child!
See her setting out to reach him,
Power of movement bravely
"Brother Harold!" soft she
"Little IDA goes alone" 4"

RIPE strawberries, ripe strawberries,
Were hiding near the ground; r

All clustering were found :
Yet very much inclined I am,
To think they're hiding still in JAM. 1 .,
Ripe strawberries, ripe strawberries,
Are hiding still about,- I
Leave it to the children
To search and find them out "

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OH, mighty KING with throne of state
And orb and footstool gay.
And pages fair to serve and
'Tis time to come away; .
'Tis time to get to work, you
And lessons to begin,
Or much I fear your Majesty
Will surely be kept in."

L LIMPETS, LIMPETS on the rocks!
Come, pull off both shoes and socks!
How tight they stick, how close
"they cling,
I cannot move the tiresome
A fish inside ?" Oh, is it so ?
Why then it would have died,
you know.
We'll leave the LIMPETS on the
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i And find of empty shells a store.

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MANY seeds we sow,
Many winds will blow,
Merry, merry MARCH is here!
Throws dust in our eyes,
Sweeps clouds from the skies,
Merry, merry MARCH is here !

Is not thy baby somewhat strange,
My little Beth, with tender face ?
Well, never mind! it makes a change,
Though not distinguished for its grace:
Didst thou not find it in the court
Whence comes'the sound of happy game,
Where NINEPINS make a merry sport,
And Cecil strives for steady aim?

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ORANGES golden: where do they grow ?
In the warm South where myrtle-leaves
From the warm South thine Q
orange hath sped,
Child with the blossoms crown-
ing thy. head!
Whisper thy little friend to beware,
Tossing her ORANGE yellow and
fair; '
If it should break, why then she
would sigh
Unto its juice for ever "good-
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PIPER, listen. PIPER,. dear,.
Pipe a song for me;
Dolly sits and watches here,
Just beneath a tree.
While you play, my feet keep
One, and two, and three--
Your music sounds to me like
Sweet and wild and free.
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YES, our game was grand and royal,
For they made me QUEEN to-day;
Freddy was my page so loyal,
Baby, too, had sceptre gay.

Grandpapa peeped in But of funds she has
and said, not any,
" See the QUEEN'S train -So I'll give you each
richly spread! a penny."
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RIVER, sweet RIVER, ripple and run,
"Sleep in the shade and dance in the sun.
RIVER, sweet RIVER, often I dream,
Night after night, of your silver
Last night I stood where flags
grow high,
~ The strangest boat in the world
went by,
'Twas a basin or bowl off the
." kitchen shelf,
And I looked, and I laughed, till
;" "'.-- I waked myself.

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0 sea so blue !
'Tis very true
I like to paddle about in you;
This SUMMER day
So bright and gay
Called me down on the sands to play,
But really the sun
Has just begun
To make me feel quite overdone !

TAKE a little water down,

To refresh our tiny clown!

Take the water clear and bright,

In a TUMBLER clean and white; --.-

Tell our Tim, with eyes so blue,

He's a little TUMBLER too !

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Ot, let me try awhile !" she cried- -
Courageous little Bella; '
Just pass it over to my side-- ', x /
I'll manage the UMBRELLA." (
How she did shout, when inside -
Went sudden that UMBRFLLA,
And like a kite went sailing quite
Far, far away from Bella.

"VILLAGER OHN they Off from the fields so bright
"VILLAGE JOHN" they th e
call me round; with dew.
Listen, and hear my rattles Here till the sultry noon I
sound! wait,
Scaring the crows and the '' Then I shall hie me to
sparrows, too, yonder gate.

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THIS, oh, WASP! is Baby's breakfast;
Prithee turn and take thy flight,
Lest she tumble from her footstool
In the depths of sore affright;
Prithee, seek, friend WASP! the
garden,-- '
Yonder where the children stand "
Doth a fearless foeman wait thee,
Stretching forth a valiant hand.

ELSPETH, busy Elspeth, quietly doth sit;
See her little fingers: skilfully they knit:
Doth she know, I wonder, that she forms an X ?
Now the needles wander, meeting sudden checks
Boys with happy faces, merry Joe
and Rex,
With their interruption end that :
graceful X!
Elspeth, little Elspeth! hear
their voices chime-
Come, and we will teach you
how to swing and climb'"

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'Tis Christmas time, the sweet YULE-TIME :
Light up the Christmas tree '
The bells of Noel richly chime -
Good news for you and me. -.

All pleasant things are ours to-day,
While holly gleameth bright:
We'll feed the needy on life's way,
And make dark places light.

O, cold, so cold I wee Willie's hands
Have touched the frost-bound snow to-day ;
The weather glass at ZERO stands,-
Wee Willie, ere he hides away
Within his cot so snug and sweet
Would fain obtain a little heat.

Out in the road, a tiny maid
Close to the chestnut-stove doth
Oh, for a fire like this to aid
The little ones she loves at home !
May heaven bless each tiny form,
And keep the lambs through winter

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