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Group Title: Year of fun : verses and pictures
Title: A year of fun
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 Material Information
Title: A year of fun verses and pictures
Physical Description: 52, 3 p. : ill. ; 14 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Johnson, Margaret
D. Lothrop & Company ( Publisher )
Berwick & Smith ( Printer )
Publisher: D. Lothrop and Company
Place of Publication: Boston
Manufacturer: Berwick and Smith
Publication Date: c1886
 Subjects
Subject: Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1886   ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1886   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1886
Genre: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements   ( rbgenr )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston
 Notes
Statement of Responsibility: by Margaret Johnson.
General Note: Publisher's advertisements follow text.
General Note: Text and illustrations in colored ink.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00056253
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 - 002232256
notis - ALH2648
oclc - 57080704

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A YEAR OF FUN



VERSES AND PICTURES
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A YEAR OF FUN.


It takes two to make a playtime,
Two to share the games and
toys;
It takes two to have a gay time,
Happy laughter, happy noise.




6 A YEAR OF FUN.
Baby Ben has come to visit
His wee cousin, Baby Bess;
They'll have a merry playtime
Through the year, I guess.
Baby Ben is round and rosy,
Curly hair and big blue eyes,
Thinks he is a man already,
Very brave and wise.
Baby Bess is soft and gentle,
Likes her dolly and her book,
Has a little voice all music
Like a meadow brook.



















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8 A YEAR OF FUN.
Baby Ben is full of mischief,
Baby Ben is fond of noise;
Baby Bess is just a little
Bit afraid of boys.
" You may bite my rosy apple,"
Bennie says," and play with me."
Bessie comes a little nearer,
Very bashfully.
One big bite and then another,
She will have it all, I guess;
Boys are not so very dreadful,
Are they, Baby Bess?














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10 A YEAR OF FUN.

Smooth white snow
And a pretty new sled!
"Guess we'll go a-slidin',"
Bennie-boy said.

Wrap up Baby Bess,
Tuck her snugly in,
VWarm in fur and velvet
To her dimpled chin.

Bennie prances gayly,
Pulling at the sled;
Bessie holds on tightly,
Round cheeks growing red.
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12 A }'-1A: OF'0' FU'
Sleds are pretty heavy;
Snow is rather rough;
Baby Ben tugs bravely,
Thinks he's strong enough.
What a great big stone!
Down, 0 down we go!
Sled and frightened babies,
In the soft white snow!
Bessie tries to smile,
Doesn't quite know how:
"Guess we won't go riding
Any more, just now!"






















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14 A Yl'AR OF FUNl
Fast the rain is falling;
Such a stormy day!
In the garret, wide and old,
Ben and Bess must play.
Corners dark and narrow,
Boxes, trunks -what then ?
Lovely spot for hide-and-seek!
So thinks Baby Ben.
Shuts his bright eyes tightly,
Covers up his face,
While on tiptoe, little Bess
Seeks a hiding-place.
















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16 A YEAR OF FUN.
Then he goes to find her;
Searches everywhere,
Looks in every dusty nook,
Gives up in despair.
Hark! a smothered knocking
Underneath that lid!
Run and lift it, Bennie, quick!
There poor Bess is hid.
In she jumped too quickly,
Found it dark, I guess;
Quicker yet she clambers out,
Frightened little Bess!











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i8 A YEAR OF FUN.
"I always play your plays,
Now you play mine!" said Bess,
And gave him Annabel,
All in her silken dress.
" Now hold her very tight,"
She said ; "don't let her fall!"
Laughed at his clumsiness,
Went dancing down the hall.
She gathered all her dolls
Of every sort and size,
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20 A YEAR OF FUIN
Her precious Annabel
Was standing on her head!
"It doesn't hurt-it's just
A circus Bennie said.
She caught her baby up;
And carried her away,'
And hasn't asked him since
To play her kind of play!
And now when Bennie comes,
She sighs and shakes her curls;
She likes to play the best
With little lady-girls.









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22 A4 YEAR OF FUN.

Says Ben to Bess,
"'Tis time, I guess,
To weed our garden-beds."
So out they go,
With rake and hoe,
An* big hats on their heads.

They work away,
With chatter gay,
Thro' all the bright forenoon;
Ben laughs to see
How Bessie wee
Grows warm and tired so soon.






































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24 A YEAR OF JUN.
All trim and neat
Beneath their feet
Now lies the little nook;
And, very proud,
They call aloud
For; nurse to come and look.

O dear !" she cries,
With laughing eyes,
"What gardeners gay are ours!
They've left the weeds
That no one needs
And dug up all the flowers!"






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26 A YEAR OF FUN.
Sweet bread and butter,
A good big slice;
Milk in a blue bowl,
Creamy and nice;
This was the breakfast
So dainty, they say,
Two hungry babies
Were eating one day.
White bibs tucked under
Each round little chin,
They are quite ready
Now to begin.











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28 A YEAR OF FUV.
Hark! there is music
Out in the street!
A hand-organ playing,
A patter of feet.

They run to the window,
And then to the door,
Leaving their breakfast
Down on the floor.
Somebody surely
There was looking on;
For this is what happened
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30 A YEARA OF FUVN.
O, what a racket!
See the flags fly!
" Hurrah !" cry the children,
For Fourth of July!"
Brave Captain Bennie
And General Bess,
Proud of their weapons,
And soldier-like dress,
Out in the garden
Are marching away;
And Tom has come over
To help in their play.

















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32 A YEAR] OF FUN.
Tom is a big boy
Almost a man;
Who'll fire the cannon?
Surely he can.
Beat your drum, Bennie,
And, Bess, give a shout!
Ready now -- steady !
It's going--look out!
Bang! goes the cannon;
A splendid success!
But where's the brave Captain,
And General Bess ?





















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314 A YEAR OF FLUV.7
Tie up the blue ribbons,
Brush out the soft hair,
And make the wee girlie
All dainty and fair.
She's going to a party
With Bennic to-night;
" Mamma's little lady,
Be good and polite.
And have a good time, dear !"
She says, with a kiss;
And they hurry away -
Not a minute to miss.
















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36 A YAARle OF FUA.
Such dancing and music,
Such games, and such toys,
Such laughing and romping
Of small girls and boys.
At last, out to supper
They merrily press,
When some one cries, laughing,
"Why, see Baby Bess!"
For there in an armchair,
Soft-cushioned and deep,
The tired little lady
Had fallen asleep!



















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38 A YJA'IR 01,O ,'lV.
It's very thirsty work
All on a summer's day
To help the busy men
Rake up and toss the hay.

There isn't any cup,
And Bess must have a drink;
Down goes her curly head
Before she stops to think.

Then up comes Master Ben;
Halloa! he gayly cries;
And Bessie glances up
With wide and startled eyes.






























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40 A YEAR OF FUN.
The pail is very big,
Her arms are very small;
Down on her head it comes -
Cold water, pail and all.

She isn't hurt a bit,
But wet from top to toe,
And merry Bennie laughs
To see her dripping so.

"You're very greedy, Bess,
To take it all," says he;
" I think you might have left
A little bit for me !"





















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42 A YE7AR OF FUN.
" Hush! be quiet, Bess!
Bennie's sick, you know.
Pat his aching head
Very softly so!

'Tisn't any fun
Lying on the bed,
When he wants to play
And run about instead.

You shall put a cap
And an apron on,
Be a little nurse
While mamma is gone.

















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44 A YE4R OF FUN.
Sit beside him here,
Very quiet keep,
And I think perhaps
He will go to sleep."

Such a merry nurse
Bessie proved to be,
When mamma came home
Just in time for tea,
Somebody's poor head
Seemed to be all right,
And Bennie and his nurse
Were playing pillow-fight!











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46 A YEAR OP' FUVN.
"Thanksgiving Day is coming!"
The children cry in glee.
The kitchen's full of goodies,/
As tempting as can be.

The pantry shelves are loaded
With dainty cake and pies,
And Ben and Bessie view them
With wide and longing eyes.

"0 deary me!" says mamma,
"What had I better do ?
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48 A YAAR OF FUN.
"And nibbled round the edges
Of everything that's nice.
I'll set a trap to-morrow--
Of course it must be mice.

"I certainly must teach them
To let my things alone,
And never, never meddle
With what is not their own."

Up came two little figures,
Each with a drooping head;
" I guess you needn't set the trap,
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50 A YEAR OF FUN.
The little year is done
With all its doings gay,
And Ben must say good-bye,
For he is going away.

"0 dear!" says Baby Bess,
When Christmas-day has come,
And all the floor is strewn
With doll and book and drum,
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"I like my pretty things,
My dolly, hood and ball,
But, now you're going away,
I like you best of all!"














































ON CIIRISTMAS DAY.





52 A YEARI 01 FUN.
And Bennie's merry face
Is very sober too.
I think," he softly says,
I'd rather stay with you.

No matter though! he cries,
.-This manly little Ben,
I'll tell you what I'll do -
Don't, cry-I/'/ come (again!"

So, laughing through their tears,
Some day," the children cry,
We'll have another year
Of happy times! Good-bye!"











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