Front Cover
 Title Page
 Table of Contents
 Foolish Fanny
 Jumping Jennie
 A careless girl
 Cry-baby Belle
 Tangle Pate
 Paulina Pry
 Pouting Polly
 Naughty May
 Tomboy Kate
 A meddlesome girl
 Poking fun
 Playing with fire
 Mopy Maria
 Lucy's parasol
 A large family
 Stupid Jane
 Playing school
 Spinning tops
 Teasing Tom
 How a little boy became a great...
 The bicycle boy
 Whining Willie
 Harry's drum
 Monkey tricks
 Lazy Sam
 Gunpowder Jim
 Climbing Will
 Inky Jake
 Snapperton snip
 The flying boy
 Inquisitive John
 Noisy Ned
 The bad boy's dream
 Back Cover

Title: Freaks and frolics of little girls & boys
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00055359/00001
 Material Information
Title: Freaks and frolics of little girls & boys
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Pollard, Josephine, 1834-1892
McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
Publisher: McLoughlin Bros.
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: c1887
Subject: Wit and humor, Juvenile -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1887   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1887
Genre: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00055359
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 - 002223630
notis - ALG3881
oclc - 49457549

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
    Title Page
        Page i
    Table of Contents
        Page ii
        Page iii
    Foolish Fanny
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Jumping Jennie
        Page 3
    A careless girl
        Page 4
    Cry-baby Belle
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Tangle Pate
        Page 7
    Paulina Pry
        Page 8
    Pouting Polly
        Page 9
        Page 10
    Naughty May
        Page 11
    Tomboy Kate
        Page 12
    A meddlesome girl
        Page 13
        Page 14
    Poking fun
        Page 15
    Playing with fire
        Page 16
    Mopy Maria
        Page 17
        Page 18
    Lucy's parasol
        Page 19
    A large family
        Page 20
    Stupid Jane
        Page 21
        Page 22
    Playing school
        Page 23
    Spinning tops
        Page 24
    Teasing Tom
        Page 25
        Page 26
    How a little boy became a great giant
        Page 27
    The bicycle boy
        Page 28
    Whining Willie
        Page 29
        Page 30
    Harry's drum
        Page 31
    Monkey tricks
        Page 32
    Lazy Sam
        Page 33
        Page 34
    Gunpowder Jim
        Page 35
    Climbing Will
        Page 36
    Inky Jake
        Page 37
        Page 38
    Snapperton snip
        Page 39
    The flying boy
        Page 40
    Inquisitive John
        Page 41
        Page 42
    Noisy Ned
        Page 43
    The bad boy's dream
        Page 44
        Page 45
    Back Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
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THESE FREAKS and FROLICS are not told
To make the Little Folks more bold,
To teach them antics fresh and new,
And other naughty things to do.

No, no indeed. But if they'll look
Between the covers of this book,
They'll see themselves as they appear
When they are acting strange and queer.

And by its aid I quite expect
SThat they will many faults correct,
\iAnd still have all the fun that they
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To see how pretty she looked in it. That must, to please her, lie ]2st so.

S- The very things that gave her joy
Her peace and comfort would destroy,
For oft an ugly nail would tear
The costly dress she chose to wear.

t /B This foolish girl turned up her nose
C ,/ r At those who dressed in plainer clothes,
And lived in quiet style, for she
With wealthy people chose to be.

She never was the least inclined
SWith knowledge to enrich her mind;
And all the mental food she ate
SWas served upon a fashion-plate.

As this was so, you'll see at once
That Fan grew up a silly dunce;
And there was nothing to admire
Her mother's bonnet she'd put on, About her, but her fine attire.
And all her richest dresses don,
And up and down the room parade, -
And much enjoy her promenade. .

She always liked to wear the best
She had, and being so much drest i
Could not enjoy the romps with those
Who wore much less expensive clothes.

Each day she grew so fond of dress
It gave her great unhappiness .
If every day, and all the while, / '
She wasn't in the latest style.

If asked to turn the jumping-rope
Her pretty parasol she'd ope,
Lest she should freckle in the sun! .
And that was her idea of fun!

She didn't dare to take the cat
Or poodle-dog from off the mat,
Lest they should catch their little toes
In laces, frills, or furbelows.

JENNIE had a jumping-rope /
As slender as a whip,
And all about the street and house -'
She'd skip, and skip, and skip.

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S' Against the wall, against the door
Her head she often bumped,
,. S And stumbled here, and stumbled there,
Yet still she jumped, and jumped.

She knocked the vases from the shel:
Upset the stools and chairs,
And one unlucky day, alas !
Went headlong down the stairs.

She .mped so high, she jumped so hard,
That-so the story goes-
She wore her shoes and stockings out,
Likewise her heels and toes.

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kiiow a very careless girl, :
SIcHer hair is always out of curl, ": t '
In rags and tatters are her clothes,
And she's a fright, you may suppose.

-e ^Her skirts she catches on a nail,
S ~., ~ And leaves behind an ugly trail; -'
Her sashes always are untied,
Her dresses always gaping wide.

--" 'Tis her delight to tear and rend;
She does not like to patch or mend;
S And 'tis no wonder that she goes
So out at elbows and at toes.

The cups and saucers she lets fall,
And cannot do a thing at all "
Without displaying, I confess, tr
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Nothing. you give .rc an C a1 e h e She'll c it' th,, .au-----ht bo s ca e hr;
Sugar and spice. and everything ni ce, She'll cry for a spoon, sh'll cry or th moon;
Kisses and cake will l s hr. There's no us M trY to please- her.
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If the food set before her don't happen to suit-
Oh, then just as loud as she's able,
This cry-baby Belle will set up a yell, ,
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^I-auie of her constant boo-hoo-ing.
She crilk t'll her tears have swelled into a

The waters look gloomy and frowning,
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I I --And i, really in danger of drowning.
S..... ',,Her mother looks out of the windo andow sees
-:: .i-To wha. t all this crying has brought her,
And )out of the wet, with the aid of a net,
She scoops in her damp little daughter.
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.THERE was a girl, named Tanglepate,
( She lived-I won't say where-
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S' Should comb or curl her hair.
.I" 1 i She cried and made a dreadful fuss, / '
,, i At morning, noon, or night,
il And did not seem at all ashamed ,
Of looking like a fright.
Her hair stood out around her head
Just like a lion's mane,
S And she was scolded, coaxed, and teased '
About it-but in vain.

It caught on buttons, hooks, and boughs
SI i- As here and there she rushed, -, .
j And yet she never would consent
To have it combed or brushed. -
~i A' .nd so she fell asleep one day
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L'- Two birdies came and built a nest
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V Would eat nothing but pie;
,tn ''j Pie was her daily diet;
Apple or plum,
b.. ^ She must have some,
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SShe would not eat
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Though plenty of these were handy,
/1 sBut would pout and cry
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Or a stick of sugar candy.

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They heard her cry
In the Land of Pie, .'
And sent her dozens and dozens
Both tender and tough,
Till she'd more than enough -"
For her sisters, her aunts, and her cousins.

POLLY was a little girl, Othcr little rls anld boys
Pretty as a posy; .lI -r delighted,
Rather straight, and rather tall; If t, lprcttv I'oll"s hus LI--
Very round and rosy. They had been invited.

Polly loves to have her way;
Ah, no one can doubt it;
6AP ', And whenever she's displeased
,,, She will pout about it.

.Such a funny under-lip!
... ... -You would like to grab it,
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..Break this naughty habit.
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Little Polly Horner
You will find a dozen times
There they'd romp, and have great fun, Pouting in a corner.
Frolicking and shouting; Once, when in the garden she
But alas! they soon would find Stood thus melancholy,
Pretty Polly pouting! On her under-lip a bee

What had anybody done ? Stung Miss Pouting Polly.
How had they displeased her? Then she danced, and then she screamed;
Was she sad or mad because People heard her yelling
Johnny Dean had teased her? Half a mile or more away,
Why are you so cross and glum While her lip was swelling.
When the rest are jolly ? Oh, it swelled, and swelled, and swelled,
With your under-lip thrust out, Like a great big blister;
Tell us, pouting Polly? And the pain was very great
^pl Where the bee had kissed her.

Many days she kept her bed;
And there is no doubting

Had her fill of pouting.

For the buzzing busy-bee j
Cured her of her folly;
And the remedy will cure ,
Any pouting Polly.


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NAUGHTY May will not obey,
But will always have her way
Every moment of the day. ,

|-- If you say do this, or that,
oi She will be amazed threat,
.' Show her claws like any cat.

O she is a naughty child!
S' Very fond of running wild,
Nevr gentle, meek, or mild.

Some fine day-I don't know when-
She'll be popped in piggy's pen, '
And be nmot unhappy then. '-

Pigs are stubborn things indeed.
Wiill not go as you would lead,
Never words of counsel heed.

SI And pig-headed folks are they
\\'ho w\\ill always ha'e their way,
Spite of anything you say.

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KATE'S a tomboy, sure enough,
,,. a. Fond of games, so very rough,
., g" ^r ", other girls declare that they
So With Miss Katy will not play.
S"Running races, climbing trees,
'' 'i-. Playing ball, in sports like these A
S Katy finds her great delight, C/, '
Keeps them up from morn ti!l night. A. /' I ',
Seldom does she care to look
i, At a picture, or a book;
Such a restless thing as she
On the go must always be.
Papa chides her with a frown;
Mamma whispers Kate, sit down I"
And her younger brother, Ike,
Is by far more ladylike.
.. It is nice to romp and run;
I But they ought to know enough
Girls should have their share of fun;
But they ought to know enough
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Once she sought to take a jar
From an upper shelf;
Caught her dress upon a hook,
Couldn't help herself,
And she fell upon the floor
With a dismal groan, I.
Broke the jar-and what was worse
Broke her collar bone.

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It is hoped when Mattie is
A little older grown,
!I -e will know what things to touch,
What to let alone,
More obedient and wise,
And lady-like become,
-, r we'd love her more if she
Were less meddlesome.
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WHEN little Lizzie came across '
A birdie, or a chick,
i L'" l A duckling, or a gosling, she '
Would poke it with a stick.
She chased the dog, she chased the
But when she saw a mouse '
She gave a scream so very loud
It echoed through the house.
n (I She poked the turtles, and the frogs, .
S' And thought it was fine fun,
/ ,t But when the geese poked out their
necks j. -
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1i"- ':''" One day she chanced to find a hive
_,1' With not a bee about,
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And so she did. As soon as she
Had poked her stick inside, '
The bees flew out and stung her so ,'.
She very nearly died.

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Had a great desire
To play with fire.
She'd carelessly handle,
And playfully dandle
A lighted candle;

And cut up capers W
With lighted tapers
Of twisted papers.
She made great patches,
And ugly scratches,
With parlor matches;

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Till the flames leaped higher,
And snapped with ire.
She scorched her tresses
And burned her dresses
In a dozen places.

S.' .' "And one day-oh, dire
S The disaster !-Maria
S 'Set the house on fire.
Her clths were like tinder,
lThere \%as nothing to hinder,
SAnd she \as burnt to a cinder

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I t seemed- to I w her rcratcc-t desire;
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As ii rappd n a shrd,

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She filled the room
So full of gloom,
The place was as dismal as a tomb;
And few would admire
Her, or desire
To spend much time with Mopy Maria.

She moped and pined,
Yet no one could find

Nor reasons good
Why she should brood
In such a ridiculous attitude.

It wasn't her style
To laugh or smile,
She didn't think it was worth her while:
So dull and flat
She daily sat
Like a Chinese idol, or worse than that.. '-
If the children came -
To propose a game
Of any sort, it was all the same;
She wouldn't play,
She wouldn't be gay,
But sat and pouted the livelong day._ _._

Her face grew thin;
And at length her chin
Grew long and sharp; oh, as sharp as
a pin!
And one windy day
.- .She blew away

_-----_--- Like a great big kite that had gone astray.
The winds were high,
And she had to fly
Awvay at their bidding; it made her cry;
But she couldn't get higher
Than the tall church spire,
So there she stuck;-poor Mopy Maria!

S NLucy had a parasol
Given her one day,
By a friend who thought it was
Not one bit too gay.
Lucy carried it around
Everywhere she went;

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Never to another soul
Was her treasure lent.

S, ,, .-a shield from sun or rain,
S':, It was daily used,
,. nd by rude and boisterous winds
.- Oftentimes abused.

ice 'twas whisked from Lucy's
Promptly she gave chase,
And a dozen boys and girls
But one day the little maid
Threw it on the grass Joined her in the race.
Threw it on the grass
Where the pretty sheep and goats
Had been wont to pass.

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SAte it on the spot;
Thought it was a cabbage-leaf
Just as like as not.

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In the house there could not be
;, Room for any more. .-

Carefully undressed,
Put to bed that they might have
Sweet, and needed rest.

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S" From their sound repose,
,,. '"-"..- nl by Mabel's hands be dressed
In their pretty clothes.

\\'h n she went out for a walk,
\\'Ficn she took a ride,
S. ell had il r favorite dolls
her side.
Full of anxious thought and care,
Busy as a bee,
Was the little girl who had
Such a family.

l~Jlcl Iunto womanhood
V\'er soon was grown,
And it happened that she had
(_hildr-:n of her own.

Save them all the best of care,
Ruled with temper mild,
.'Having learned these lessons well
When she was a child.

Oh, she was such a stupid Jane, If she was set to do a task,
They tried in vain So many questions she would ask,
To make things plain, 'Twas easier far her teachers said
But she would ask and ask again, To do the work themselves, instead,
As if there wasn't any brain Than try to make her understand
Inside the head of Stupid Jane! The lesson that she had in hand.
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Oh, she was such a stupid Jane But she would ask and ask again,
They tried in vain As if there wasn't any brain
To make things plain, Inside the head of Stupid Jane!
But she would ask and ask again, Brought in the parlor nicely dressed
As if there wasn't any brain To be presented to a guest,
Inside the head of Stupid Jane! With finger in her mouth, she'd stand,
And stare about on every hand,
Nor answer by a single word,
--Or even act as if she heard.
Oh, she was such a stupid Jane,
They tried in vain
To make things plain,
But she would ask and ask again,
"t As if there wasn't any brain
.', Inside the head of Stupid Jane!
S ,As year by year, and day by day,
SShe acted in this stupid way,
Her head grew hard as any rock,
in.='- ld aAnd answered for a butcher's block;
And that-so everybody said-
Was meet for such a wooden head.

If on an errand told to go,
And cautioned to do thus and so,
Turn here and there along the way,
Oh, Jane was sure to. go astray;
For she had such a crooked pate,
She could not do an errand straight.
Oh, she was such a stupid Jane,
They tried in vain ~
To make things plain,
But she would ask and ask again,
As if there wasn't any brain
Inside the head of Stupid Jane!
She did not care for books or toys,
She could not play with girls or boys;
Because so oft she blocked their games,
They used to call her dreadful names, Fur he w\tIs sLuch a stupi Jane,.
And in loud, angry tones complain, They'd tried in xain
" Oh, what a horrid, Stupid Jane!" To make things plain,
Oh, she was such a stupid Jane, But she would ask and ask again,
They tried in vain As if there wasn't any brain
To make things plain, Inside the head of Stupid Jane!

MISTRESS Minnie, playing school,
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Made them sit up as they ought I
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If they whispered, if they stirred, 0 it was great fun at first;
If they missed a single word, And the children did their worst;
They were sent in great disgrace Tried in every way to tease
Straightway to the dunce's place. Minnie, who was hard to please.

With a slender rod in hand But-as little children will-
She would give each stern command, They grew tired of sitting still,
Looking very wise with those Would not mind a single rule,
Spectacles upon her nn':, Nnr continue playing school.

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If- T I_ la iy di. i n the rod she held,
w V \'ery glad indeed, no doubt,
-ns Very glad that school was out.

SPINNING tops was Paul's delight;
All the day, from morn till night,
In or out, the whole year round,
At this sport he might be found.

Nothing seemed to give the boy
So much pleasure as this toy;
And a top of any size
Was a treasure in his eyes.

On the table he'd begin
Little gyroscopes to spin;
Everything he touched he'd twirl; .-"
All his thoughts were in a whirl.


You will understand that Paul
Did not care for books at all,
,- Seldom at his tasks was found,
But kept up life's giddy round.

So in time he seemed to grow "*
Like the toy that pleased him so,
And appeared at ball and hop r"
Simply as a spinning top.

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Tom was such a horrid tease, If you entered through a door
No one had a bit of ease; Down there tumbled on the floor
On the big and little folks Dash of water or of flour;
He was always playing jokes. You were sprinkled with the shower.
Here and there he set the traps If you planned to take a doze
That were sure to cause mishaps; Tom would tickle round your nose
Everywhere was danger from With a straw, and strive to keep
Some device of Teasing Tom. You from getting sound asleep

S.Even though you went to bed .
With a weary aching head,
Soon upon the floor you'd stan
Brushing from your bed the sand.
Such tormenting tricks he'd play
Any time of night or day,

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oil For the boy, and spoiled his tric k.
S Those who knew the lad would jIa
~x.n I Teasing Tom will get his pay
For the mischief he has done;
Wonder how he'll like the fun

He mu.st llarn the G1 *ldun Rule ,"
Irue enough. It was not long
e agh.t ~a tJong just as if he was at school ;
Ere a giant big and strong
n sn cstn Learn it well, and keep it too,
r ha m And no more such mischief do
Took in hand this teasing Tom. n tra
.e tdElse they d be upon his track
Sent his little demons out O
Sowentchisrile dem out, In a wink, to pay him back;
To encircle Tom about
Ti h nir To abt This the pledge exacted from
Teasing and tormenting Tom.
That he couldn't well escape.
Once he had the rule in mind,
Then they pinch, and pull, and tear e t e ad d i ,
Arm esogHe was gentle, good, and kind,
At his clothing, and his hair; eveyda o ps
An whi neles er out nTrying every day to please
And with needles very e ot Those he used to hurt and tease.
Touch on every tender spot.
Touch on every tender spot. Now the old folks speak in praise
ow and then his feet they trip; Of the lad; they like his ways;
How they laugh to see him slip While the young folks say, with joy,
On the ice, and tumble down Isn't Tom a splendid boy?
Hard enough to crack his crown!

Tom was fond of playing jokes "N. J
As you know on other folks,
But it didn't suit his whim
To have tricks thus played on him.
So he soon cried out Enough! "
When the demons were too rough,
And on one condition they
Promised soon to go away.

THERE was a little boy I knew,
And he was rather small, --
Who had a great desire to be -
A giant very tall.

And other hearty food, m
.fAnd drank his fill of nice, rich milk,
$i( 1/ But oh, it did no good!i r

And traveled many a mile.
SO'er hill and dale, at such a gait .
It made the people smile.
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[ ." He wore high heels, likewise a hat / i
,. .^ That towered to the skies, i
.But these inventions did not add .
Ik -*' O- One cubit to his size. '

And so he took down many a book
From off the library-shelf,
f T-., learn the way in which to make
S" A Titan of himself.

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He read about the moon and stars,
,,,_..' Of nations far and near,
S" Of changes that had taken place -
Upon each hemisphere; '

(- 5 And every day he grew in strength,
, A To wisdom was inclined,
,' Andi in the course of years became
( \ A giant-in his mind.
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*What rare delight he feels
i o ~When driving along by the gaping throng
On a pair of slender wheels i
S.",' Oh, he carries himself erect with pride,
A,,, And wears a bright smile of joy, '
Sii A well-fitting suit, and a horn to boot, if
For he's a bicycle boy!--- I

He cannot turn out to the right about,
Or the left, as the case may be, \ -
So out of his way with little delay I I
The timid are forced to flee.
His balance to keep on his perch so steep L T
Is ever his chief employ,
Lest a header" h take, and the record .
Of the champion bicycle boy. u, ....

iHe fancies himself a bird, or an elf,
*,',. Or a comet--he does indeed-
ASs along his track he travels, alack!
; /" At a terrible rate of speed;
eAnd around the world, with his flag un-
Arrayed in his corduroy, [furled,
S With plenty of pluck that ensures ood-

Oi Goes the daring bicycle boy!
.,'- Or a comet-'he does indeed-

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With never a smile -
., Hell never sa "No"
Sn his face the while

SI asked to tell if he did a wrong;

He'll neve sa "o

If called away Nor ever confess
Any time of day With an honest "Yes,"
To leave his play, with an ugly whine But drag them two or three syllables long.
Is Ihining Willie, And be ih a pet

If called away Nor ever confess
Any time of day With an honest "Yes,"
To leave his play, with an ugly whine But drag them two or three syllables long.

Oh, every day
SAt study or play,
Si[ He whines, and whines, and is always glum,
When really the boy
Ought to beam with joy,
For he has no cares that are burdensome.

His parents are good,
He has plenty of food,
And a pleasant home where the sunlight shines,
And everyone's glad,
Except the lad
Vho whenever he's spoken to always whines.

He'd better look out
What he's about;
He'll whine and muiLtr Already his face is beginning to change;
For bread and butter, And there are signs
Or anything else in the eating line; That those long drawn lines
And we want to run, Will stiffen themselves into something
And we want to shun strange.
The boy or girl with a dismal whine!
His mouth so wide
For this or that You can get inside;
He whines like a cat, His brow is wrinkled, he seldom smiles;
This silly Willie perchance you know, And whining Willie
And never can get Will whine until he
In the alphabet Is claimed by the dismal crocodiles.
Any further along than the letter O!

O! O! O!
Creaky and slow,
He's dragged this letter so long about,
If th: truth \re know ,\\

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HARRY has a drum,
That goes tum rn! tum tum! \
Oh, that's the kind of music that he dearly -) -
loves to hear b
When round his neck he hangs it, i
And he beats it and he bangs it
So loudly, you would surely think a regi-
ment was near.

,,L iGather close around him-such a vulgar lot :.

There's not a chance for quiet,
I u ..A1 tn know

Maing se bangs it sol
aThere's not a chane for quiet,
And all the grown-up people are dis- .
\tracted by the noise.

H larry _beas his y rum
That tur! t tu

If VOu '.at t- know--

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0 BEN was full of monkey tricks,
As full as he could be,
SNow up, now down, no circus clown
iWas livelier than he.
He'd run and race, and make grimace,
From morn till set of sun, '
/''. "' .' O And play all sorts of jokes on folks
Who did not like such fun.

O'er chairs and sofas he would leap,
And down the railings slide,
Tie Amy's hair fast to a chair,
'And in dark closets hide.
Popguns he fired till he was tired,

Securely tucked in bed.

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THERE was a lazy boy named Sam, If asked to do a simple task
The laziest ever known, He always would refuse,
Who spent his time in idleness, And say that he was lame, or sick,
Like any other drone. His action to excuse;
He loved to lie in bed till noon, And over pretty picture-books-
With covers closely drawn, 'Twas really very odd-
And when he managed to get up This lazy boy would soon begin
He'd yawn, and YAWN, and YAWN. To nod, and NOD, and NOD.

If on an errand forced to go, Oh, Sam was always late at meals,
He'd slowly, slowly creep, And always late at school,
Just like a snail; you might suppose And everybody said that he
That he was half asleep. Would be a first class fool.
And those who would despatch in haste For boys not half so old as he
A note, or telegram, Above him swiftly pass,
Would choose a swifter messenger While Sam, the great hig dunce! remains
Than such a lazy Sam. The loimest in the class.

If he was caught out in a storm
Would drench him to the skin, I
Because he was too indolent
To hurry to get in.
Deep in his trouser's pockets he
His idle hands would cram,
And children crowded to the doors
To look at lazy Sam.

-In cv-ir-y \\%ay, and <_\e-ry day
This lazy boy would shirk,
"And never lift his hand to do
A bit of useful work.
His clothes were always on awry,
His shoe-strings left untied,
.His hair uncombed, his teeth uncleaned;
Alas, he had no pride!

And so he went from bad to worse-
The good-for-nothing scamp !-
Until he settled down to be
A ragged, dirty tramp.
Through cities, towns, and villages,
He begged his daily bread,
And slept at night wherever he
Could chance to find a bed.

This lazy bo'y would Ilunlge about Men shuddered as they passed him by,
The docks, and often \ ish And murmured sadly, Oh!
That he could carry home to cook How can a human being sink
A string of nice, fresh fish; So very, very low?"
But though he was provided with And e'en the jackass pricks his ears,
A reel, extremely fine, And brays aloud I am
Said Sam I do not think 'twill pay Not such a donkey, I declare
To wet my fishing-line! As yonder lazy Sam!"

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Who has GUNPOWDER JIM. of G p d

'ih matches in h"'and, asercin some

FTo lay the train for a Gunpowder Plot.

H.- !'!zzes and bangs in the wildest way,
Who has wn the n e of Ger

' For day and weeks was Gunpowder ,
S? 3_
iThen Gunpowder Jim is always found ''

ALast Fourkth-of-July, after blowing up .
SHis sister's dolls, and the poodle-pup, ,

,." For day and weeks was Gunpowder ((.-i

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: I ttle \V\ilie wants t h. clim eb:
1Over sofas, over chair,.. -,
Up the railings round the stairs,
And will even perch himself
i On the lofty nantel-shelf.

Up the fences, up the trees, Sometimes he will hang, 'tis said,
He will clamber at his ease, With his heels above his head
Up tall poles, hand over hand, Just to make his playmates start.
He will rise and view the land, Oh, he thinks he's very smart!
Looking while he's clinging there Should he tumble from the limb
Somewhat like a polar bear. It will prove no joke-for him.

SWillie ought to take a trip
wu Out to sea, on some big ship
Where he can be sent aloft
Up the rigging, oh! so oft
He'll no longer want to climb -
Everywhere, and all the time.

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With a pen, from morn till night, .hat, do littic Jakcy carc
On the paper smooth and white. There is ink enough to spare
In the inkstand over there.
He will twist his tongue about,
Now and then will loll it out, Soon a wizard in the place
Like a famous scribe, no doubt. Gets an inkling of the case,
Which he thinks is a disgrace.
On the pper smoth and wite. Thre is ineouhtospr
In~d the insadovr tee
He ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ .a wiltithstneaot
Now nd ten wll oll t ou, Son awizad inthe lac

Like ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~a a aossrbnodut esa nkigo h ae
Whic he~ thinks isa israe

At each stroke he dips his pen
Deeper in the ink, and then
Straightway dips it in again.

Easily the black ink flow\\s
I I ,)r his fingers and his clothes, 'e
S -\nl along his cheek and nose.

( h, he is a funny sight I
Smic sketch in black and w\hi te i.
\Vh. n he undertakes to \write !

All the page is blotted oir
Wcll bespattered is the t11 .
Fin:_cr-marks are on the dc,-r.

Bridget, though she takes great pains
To get rid of all the stains,
Finds the dirty ink remains.

Little dips if he would take,
Little strokes he'd learn to make, F
From a fire that's roaring hot
Nor be such an Inky Jake. Demons swing a great big pot;

Swing it from the iron bar;
Then in an enormous jar
Pour the contents-black as tar.

Then the tall magician there
Seizes Jakey by the hair,
Lifting him right off his chair.

:'Drops him in the jar, alack
Takes him out, and puts him back
"_ Till he's dyed all over black.

Now the careless boy may go,
Over him the ink may throw,
For the ink-spots will not show.

SNAPPERTON SNIP has bought a whip!
SOh, he is so smart and dapper!
So neat and trim,
So tall and slim,
A regular whipper-snapper!
Snapperton Snip must use his whip
On everything that comes handy, / -.. *

SSna1pprton Snip will cut and clip .
Tlie cats and the dogs that come near him; j
The horses shy,
The babies cry, ,-_
They've reason enough to fear him.
If Snapperton Snip could feel that whip
Across his person, so dapper,
'Twixt you and me,
He would not be
So much of a whipper-snapper.
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,If he had a mind to, he couldn't fly
As well as the birds that went soaring by.
So he sprang from a window with a bound,
.Y PAnd tried to paddle his arms, but found
Se was soon in a heap upon the ground.

SThen he said, An umbrella I must take,
SA very nice parachute 'twill make,
f And if I should fall no bones I'll break." 1.
Off through the air he had planned to scud,
But fell alas with a sickening thud, ,
.Up to his arm-pits in the mud.
One night a fairy, disguised no doubt,
'.] A) Drew near, and fastened some strings
This boy, with plenty of twine to
play out."

Then he rose-a very wonderful kite-- And many a time, when the wind was slack,
And flew around to his heart's delight, And he tried to get on the homeward track,
Over the world, ahd far out of sight. A sudden flurry would drive him back.

And hd.h--neer I see the Japanese toy
.a t to lov-rs of kites is so great a joy.
-I think of the home-sick flying-boy. -

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"I'inkE[, \\ a tn IinUI-,iti-c I,,,\--
A-n in tili-ltl\ -c l__ 11,n d Juhn-
Who \anted tO cc liltd hi-ar
Whatever Avas -,in,, ln.
I I.'d peklp throu,_4h thc cracks Of 0oorS
H C`k li,,t .n at INc--hlN small,
And c\,_.r \\ith cat-like trc-al
W,,-Md stealthily cr,-p and crawl.

He was told it was very rude;
He was told that it wasn't nice
He was scolded, and put to shame,
And given the best advice;
But alas! 'twas a waste of words,
And had little effect upon
This over-curious boy,
This too inquisitive John.

One day, his mamma and his aunt
Had a secret they wished to keep .
From the children, and talked it o'er
\Vhen the little ones were asleep;
But on tiptoe Johnny stole down Vry cosily he as ixd,
The stairs, to the parlor floor, And had poked his nose through the
And the better to see and hear, crack,
Pushed open the sliding door. When he chanced to let go the knob,
And the door slid suddenly back!
Then loudly he shrieked with the pain,
And his mother and aunt were scared
At first; but they soon had to laugh;
It served him right! they declared.

For days Johnny had to wear
A plaster upon his nose,
And he looked very much ashamed,
And sorry, you may suppose;
But a lesson he truly learned,
SAnd never again will he
Poke his nose into places where
It has no business to be.

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3' NEDDY in a Norfolk jacket,
Was the boy to make a racket,
And he only cared for toys

Through the house he'd romp and riot;

i Oh! there was no chance for quiet;
Whistles, trumpets, just for spite,
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Was this noisy little Neddy,
Who you might have thought was born O
In some country, near Cape Horn.

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Well, they tried their best 14to Etop him, h' liewr boys, as fond of showing
And at last they had to drop him i \Vhlit delight they take in blowing,
In the ocean, where thy say Mi.ht be put where they can scream
He now whistles ni;iht and da) \\'hen the engine lets off steam.

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ONCE there was a lad -\ --
Who was very, very bad;
A' ": Oh, very, very bad was he!
J/',' He wouldn't go to school; '.
H e wouldn't mind a rule;
-- And didn't know his A, B, C.
He wanted his own way
-\-' WEvery hour of the day,
And ready for a fight was he; -
The ducks and geese he'd chase,
And the hens and chickens race, ? _
And drive the little birdies from the tree.
Sd One day a giant found
This boy upon the ground,
A-sleeping very soundly in the sun,
And he whistled to the birds,
To the poultry, and the herds, ..' -
', To pay the naughty boy for all he'd done. -
'. 5 They nibbled at his clothes;
;-f They nibbled at his toes;
They pulled his hair, and made him cry and scream,
.... They tossed him in the air,
S And gave him such a scare
He was very glad to find it was a dream.

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