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LITTLE BO BEEP
WEE WILLIE WINKIE
BY MRS. CLARA DOTY BATES
'Coprigt by, .p & Co.,
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D. LOTHROP AND COMPANY
FRANKLIN AND HAWLEY STREETS
Copyright by D. Lothrop & Co., t885.
SX T HAT .as.Bo-PeeYp? Can anyone guess -
S\'Wh'-y, little Bo-Peep was a shepherdess!
t i And she dressed in a short \hi te petticoat.
And a kirtle of blue, with a loopted-up look, -
And a snowy kerchief about her throat,
And held in her hand a crook.
V1'hat e(.s she had, the little Bo-Peep'
TheNy had ttars to Iaugh with, and tears to %%eep. -.
So fringy, and shy, and blue, and sweer, \
That even the summer skies in color,, .
Or the autumn gentians under her feet, '
Less tender -. cre and duller.
Now, a shepherde-, ought to watch her sheep ;
But the careless little girl. Bo-Peep.
Was hunting for late wild strawberries, .
The sweetest her tongue had ever tasted
They were few in number, and small in size, N
Too good, though, to be wasted. i
And in that wAay the little Bo-Peep, t
The first she knew, had lost her sheep!
To the top of the nearest knell she ran, .About and about went little Bo-Peep;
The better to look the pasture over; Her feet grew tired, the hills were steep;
She shaded her face, and called, Nan Nan And in trying her fears to overcome
But none of them could di co\er. She sighed, I don't know where to find 'em.
But leIP'em alone, and they'll come home,
S- And bring their tails behind 'em l"
S'"- So down sat trustful little Bo-Peep,
And in a minute was fast asleep I
Arm over her head, and her finger-ends
\AAAll red with the fruit she had been eating;
AWhile her thoughts were only of her lost friends,
And she dreamed she heard them bleating.
'Twas a happy dream for little Bo-Peep;
As she lay on the grass, her flock of sheep,
S .S With scatter and clatter and patter of feet,
Came hastening from all ways hither, thither;
Firstfne would bleat, then another would bleat,
Then b-a-a a-a all together I
A 1 / "",.
ST 'A tlc dhev knew h ric, ar b cre ver glad
-JL'^.^. '^ ? .: To ha\, her c..,ne with her ,:ro-,.,k to find th:n,, m '
S, it But they fc It s. strand, bec u.se thr li had
Not a single tail behind thli n
he innocent-faced old mother shc,:p.
as t- d e\V I-yho blcated and stam ped t, _reui t B .- IP ,
ith their ta;ls shorn c'!, e, I cre ..odd enough: t
i' But the ver, oddest .f all ca, wv.hen a ..
G ;rU uf the lambs went idl.opi en ..ff,
She fu tat.All lee, and hadn't an. '
Though s;lrr, enough was little Icto- lc
That the tails \ere ,-_bt from her pretty ;heep.
She nmurnmureI. I'll find thLm ea.sily.
And therc's very little good in ciyin !
T"So awa% tbe %enr, and at Ia't. in a tree,
Shl saw them hunyI a-drvn.g '
Sn Sbe piled them up in a great white e h, ap, -. I
But ah, it was onlywt--"o-Peep And the bst she c,,uld do. poor little l.,-Pe, '
Was to tn- to f aten them heree thu rtE :-
Was tired enough t1 stay asleep r tht s. at .t. ht he l -
a Or that w.s, at I:at. t, hat she imn,-Jed.
That her flock was with her; for when she woke,
Rubbing her eyes to see the clearer, for o my story is ened d
She found that her dream was all a joke,
And they were nowhere near her. 4
Tearful and sorrowful grew Bo-Peep!
Down from her lashes the tears would creep;
But she started out, as there was need,
Before it should be too dark to find them;
.She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
For they'd left their tails behind them !
Did she laugh or cry, our little Bo-Peep,
To see such a comical crowd of sheep ?
There were plenty of bodies, white and fat;
And plenty of wide mouths, eating, eating;
Plenty of soft wool, and all that; '-- '
And plenty of noisy bleating; 2 .,
WEE WILLIE WINKIE.
O'(- \\illie \\inkle, ,and he\', Wlillie \\'mkie' .. : '",. i
N,', through the windowt there floats.
Li' A l. a-en with- cargoes of, beautiful dreams.
.-A fleet poppy-boats.
"Tle -tars. the\ are sw\immirg hke golden s\wans,
.And the moon. she has climbed the steep,
And non through her silver ocean rides
A thousand throul theindo thre oats.i
A Like an arrow ot li.ht dofn the milkr way,
.1 He,:-t of poppyP!-briats.
'The tasrs. the% are s" inimir-c- like maAden %% an,,
:dtralght on.r the h3oo clit sea.the te
Andic no" thr(:.u,-h her -ilver ocean rides
t~ houiand fathom.; deep.
I-ike~ an arr(-jt of li,,ht do%%n the milk%, waV,.
Srrlin,,ht r-,cr th, noonllit sea..
W\'ith its crimns-,n sails puffled out with ,ind.
The fleet it sails to thee.
-"And the child \homin his mother has kissed good-
And the s:oonmst d:oth fall asleep.
The lovehest dream in the poppy-boats
He %ill get lor hi-, on to keep.
B 'u, ho. \Villie \lVinkie : and hey, Willie \linkie !
The child that will keep awake,
Thve wrst and the ug!,st dream in the deet
i_ the dream he will l,: e to take.
WEE WILLIE WINKIE.
,:'~"'" ;' . -. E. '
,The rose-bud babies and all the --oer," es
They ait for the poppy feet.
"Crass waves o'er the sparrow asleep in her nest; s "--.'
And the echoes hae died from the clouds away
l White dotes are asleep in the tall bell-tower;
The sky-lark sleeps in his nc r-
-leaes round the windowbaby-prince he has gone theo sleep
Upon the fair Queen's breast.
St"Ohoins that are littnk le and hey. Willie Winke
The moonbeambud babies andthey sleep on the sea:ers
C atch the loeliest dreams in the poppy-t.eer,
And here echoes a kiss for the clouds awae."
A, The kv-lark sleeps in his ner-;
S And tEle baby-prince he has gone to sleepVill
poll the fair Queen's breast.
":: "Oho. Willie Winkie; and hev. Willie Winkle i
- The moonbeams the), sleep un the sea:
r. Catch the loveliest dreams in the poppy-fleet,
And here is a kiss for thee."
WEE WILLIE WINKLE.
Wee Willie \Vinkie sat up in bed,
Stubbornly shaking his curly head,
When his mother had shut the door:
rls the Prince a-lvep? I would like to see;
Is tihe robin asleep in the cherry-tree,
Ar.d every little flower? "
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The flowers are awake and play with the bees,
S The robins, they si in the cherry-trees,
And the Prince ish gladdest of all;
For he's merry and wide awake, of course,
He is prancing about on his rocking-horse,
Or else he is playing at ball."
Wee Willie Winkle sat up in bed,
Stubbornly shaking his curly head-
The moon shone bright as day:
I'll run through the town myself," said he,
"And see if they all asleep can be -
I think they are all at play! "
Wee Willie Winkie-no shoes on his feet,
No hat on his head- ran down the street,
N And he called at every lock :
Are your babies asleep in their cradles now ?
Do )your lilies asleep in the night-wind blo ?
a l L For 'fis now ten o'clock"
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WEE WILLIE WINKIE.
Wee Wille Winkie in hi- nigh-ogon,
Little tat, rosy .b\, ran throw' the to n, .... ,. r
His curl), head d lamp %ith de%:
Are the robins and babies, andl rose-, all : .
bted an.'I adlcp p. he loud wouldd call -- K
I-1 :he% ire, II g o too U.iT k
To 'er- Willie \\'ir.kie, "ho loudly tapped
At th- rindo\panes where the babit- napped.
A strange thing .aid befall;
F." r the rwhite-h aired bahbie-, the bird. and I.Meri oI
XWho had slept and dreamed lhroujh the even" .. r
He- anoke from their slumber ,all.
.nd everlltrin that wat little and swe et
Came trooping rut onil thlie m ilat street.
All crying out with glee r
And through the strecrs of the si nt cown
\\'ith Wee Willie Winkie ran up an down,
As merry as they could be
'Wee Willie Witikie marched at the head,
Poor little right, quite pale with dread.
A long line after hi
Twittering larks and murmunng b eet. V "
Dandellons blori n on th ge nin bree ze.!
And tiger-lilies grim,
l'\.[ttring lars an m,inun g b e.-. + .,
Dand lio s bovn ontheeve, i,..*breze.\ ':..
And tig r-lilis grim,'"'.e.'e
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WEE WILLIE WINKIE.
n m' -' am bld ..n t.epto
-ed__he gy lit teP cane up the stree o u
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Co,-,ing babies, and bleating tlam.,,L
SrStealing alo front their r I -liing lain,,
'In Bhind w hit sainblted and crept;
Ieil-l WiinninQ tr Ietoa s andi kat ids.
ohbin red-breatr and frolicsome kids,
ToFle e and hopped andf Inaleae;
M.And the gayhQ little Prince %3-, there, of cour se.
fl maIn his white silk nightgo\ p fine.
Wee \Villie W'inki,, he shook with fear.
,--C Oh, what would I gite, ny mama dear,
..iTo sleep in that betd of ine "e
SQuite over the town the turnult dpr.ad :
Fr-im many a window a nighteapped headrl
SQCame continuously popping out ;
The King awoke and began to frowne
"The foe, the are riding upon the town I
The courtiers 'gan to shout.
X Wee Willie Winkle caine up the street,
Crying aloud, on hi; httle bare feet,
With his train to the palace door;,
Queer sights I have ,ecn," quote, slowvly the Kim--
1- But I never hane seen. by my signet-ring.
A sight like this bI,,r !
WEE WILLIE WINKLE,.
And what do you mean, I pray, wee sir,
That the holof the town you wake and stir
t ten o'lock of the night ?
That the babies, and birds and lambs, and all,
adles into the street ,:,u call,
Andive olks such a fright ?
nd vou' waked the Prince," hallotd the Kin,
And w will I, byy my signet-ring "-
e Wille, he screamed aloud,W
nd lo in hicrib he was lying alone,
And in at hiindow the moon she shone
Through a silver and amber cloud.
0"Nowho, W\'illie \\'inkie and he, illie W
And what is the matter, my dear
And %%eep not, my rose and my lil and d
For thy mother is with thee here
W\'ee W'illie \'inkle sat up in bed
Soberly shaking his curly head.
With a sob in his pretty throat
1I went to sleep the last." said he.
And the %orst of the dreams has coe to
In an) poppy-boat!
But after this, I'll be hirst of aI '
I'll go to bed when the shadows fall,
And the stars begin to peep I
Then the loveliest dream in theopp eet
That will fill the room like a rose ith s t;
I will get for my own to keep!
THE SLEEPING PRINCESS.
HE ringing bells anr th .ooming cannon
Proclaimed on a sunlm r morn
That in the good king's.; ro al palace --'
A Princess haJd been born.
The towers flung ,ut the;r brightest banners.
The ships their streamers gay, --
And every one, from bord to peasant,
hMade joyful holiday.
Great plans cor feasting and merry-making
\\'ere made by the happy king :
And. to bring good fortune, seven fairies
W \\'ere bid to the christening. _
Made out of the best red gold.,
Se thickly round on the sides and covers
With jewels of price untold.
When the day of the christening came. the bugles r .
Blew forth their shrillest notes;
Drums throbbed, and endless lines of soldiers --
Filed past in scarlet coats. And the fairies were there the king had bidden,
41L Bearing their gifts f good -
Put right in the midst a strange old wunman
Surly and scowling stood.
Wl9eyv knew her to be the old, old fair)',
M'Al nose and e es andl ears,
,- iihou had nut pteped, till nlow, from her dungcot/
S For more than fifty year d
/ XAngry Ishi %as to have b,-en forgotten
\%.here others w~rce guests, anti to find
That neither a seat n,,r .a dl,h at the baiqueit
i'To hir h"b ber n a'"s ed. e .
THE SLEEPING PRINCESS.
Now came the hour for the gift-bestowing;
And the fairy first 'i place
Touched with her wand tl child and gave her
"Beauty of formand face -
Fairy the second bade,,'" Be witty.
The third said,)' Never fail !"
The urth, '" Dance el1! and the fifth, O Princess,
4a Sing like the ightingale !"
The sixth gave, "Joy in the heart forever!
But before the seventh could speak,
The crpoked, black old Dame came forward,
/ And, tapping the baby's cheek,
'" u shall prick your finger upon a spindle,
7+ And die of it!" she cried.
AR trembling were the lords and ladies,
And the king and queen beside.
But the seventh fairy interrupted,
Do not tremble nor weep!
That cruel curse I can change and soften,
And instead of death give sleep!
But the sleep, though I do my best and kindest,
Must last for an hundred years!"
On the king's stern face was a dreadful pallor,
In the eyes ihequeen were tears.
?I, I t he hundred years are vanished."-
T The fairy added beside,-- ,
SPrince of a noble line shall find her,
And take her for his bride."
-- ut the king, with a hope to change the future,
... Proclaimed this law to be:
;- hat, if in all the land there was kept one spindle,
Sure death was the penalty.
THE SLEEPING PRINCESS.
The Princess grew, from her very cradle
Lovely and witty and good;
And at last, in the course of years, had blossomed
Into full sweet maidenhood.
And one day, in her father's summer palace,
As blithe as the very air,
She climbed to the top of the highest turret,
Over an old worn stair
And there in the dusky cobwebbed garret,
Where dimly the daylight shone,
A little, doleful, hunch-backed woman /
Sat spinning all alone.
O Goody," she cried, hat are you doin"
Why, spinning, you little dunce !'"
The Princess laughed: "'Tis so very fi'nny,
Pray let me try it once "
With a careless touch, from the hand of Goodvy
She caught the half-spun thread,
And the fatal spindle pricked her finger!
Down fell she as if dead !
And Goody' shrieking, the frightened courtiers
Climbed up the old worn stair
Only to find, in heavy slumber,
The Princess lying there.
They bore her down to a lofty chamber,
They robed her in her best,
And on a couch of gold and purple
-- They laid her for her rest,
The roses upon her cheek still blooming,
-- And the red still on her lips,:
W--hile the lids of her eyes, like night-shut lilies,
Werc closed in white eclipse.
Then the fairy who strove her fate to alter
From the dismal doom of death,
Now that the vital hour impended,
Came hurrying in a breath.
And then about the slumbering palace ,-
The fairy made up-spring .
A wood so heavy and dense-hilt never
-_ Could enter living thing.
THE SLEEPING PRINCESS.
.And there for a century the Princess 'Fl
La iln a trance so deep ..
That neither the roar of winds nor thunder
Could ruuse her from her sleep.
Then at last one day, past the long-enchanted '__ r-
Old \wood, rode a new king's son.
\\'ho, catching a glimpse of a royal turret
Above the forget dun
Fclt in his heart a -trange vwi., for exploringC
The thorny and briery place,
And. ho, a path through the deepet thicket
Opened before his face '
On. on he went, till he spied a terrace,
And further a sleeping guard.
And rows of soldietls upon their carbines
Leaning. and snoring hard.
Up the broad steps The doors swung backward ..
The widel halls beard no tread
But a lofty chanimber. opening. showed him
A gold and purple bed.
-FHe sp. ke te w,.,rd, and the q ell %wass. ttered,
'The encharntmer, br ken thrc'ugh 1
And there in her beauty, warm and gTlowin encha
T 'The lady w\ ke. "Dear Prlb__she murmured,
The enchanted Princes, lay Ho lon I -ted f., ou -
"How long I 1tafe waitedd for you
While only a word trom his lips was needed Jt ..
To drive her sleep away. T oncethe gre
-Then at once the %blegrep t nhrgplace
V.L- Was wakebed and all abtir;
.- Y.'et the Prince, in joy at the Sleeping Beauty.
Could only look at he.
She was the bride who for \y. rs an hundred
Had waited for him t come,
And now that the hour was 1 ere to claim her, t
Should eyes or tongu, be dumb ?
The Princess blushed at his o% al wroing,
o .wed "yes with h, r lovely head,
SAnd the chaplain, yarwning. .t ery lively,
tSCame min and they v., c v.ed
But about the dre-,s of the hIappy Princess,
I have min,' woman's fcars -
It must ha% e gro% n somewhat uld-fashioned
IIn the course oh so many years !
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