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Group Title: Grandmamma Easy's large toy books
Title: Grandmamma Easy's stories about the alphabet
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 Material Information
Title: Grandmamma Easy's stories about the alphabet
Series Title: Grandmamma Easy's large toy books
Alternate Title: Stories about the alphabet
New little stories about the alphabet
Physical Description: 6 leaves : ;
Language: English
Creator: Sprague & Co
Publisher: Sprague & Co.
Place of Publication: Albany
Publication Date: [ca.1840?]
 Subjects
Subject: Alphabet books -- 1840   ( rbgenr )
Publisher's advertisements -- 1840   ( rbgenr )
Hand-colored illustrations -- 1840   ( local )
Bldn -- 1840
Genre: Alphabet books   ( rbgenr )
Publisher's advertisements   ( rbgenr )
Hand-colored illustrations   ( local )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- Albany
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General Note: Cover title.
General Note: Caption title: New little stories about the alphabet.
General Note: Includes publisher's advertisement.
General Note: Hand colored illustrations.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00065364
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 - 001814251
oclc - 27963600
notis - AJN8157

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STORIES ABOUT THE ALPHABET.

.lMiss Ann is a good
girl; she likes to read
and work, and do all that she
is told. If her mamma says
"Ann, do this," she smiles,
and says, Yes, mamma."
Ann will please her little bro-
thers and sisters; she is so
kind that they all love her.

Sis the first letter in
Bee. Bees make wax
and honey; they work
hard, while the sun shines.
You may see a great many
Bees in the garden on the flow-
ers, from which they suck the
sweet juice, which is made by
-- ithe Bees into honey.


begins Cat.
S Pretty Puss, how soft
h/ er skin is, how bright
her eyes. She will let me
play with her, and does not
scratch me; but she is not so
kind to rats and mice, for she
will catch them, and kill them
too, if they come in her way.


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begins Dog, and a
very good Dog is our
Tray; he guards the
house at night, and if any one
should try to steal the fowls
from the hen-house, he would
bark till he made us.hear him.
Good Tray, I am very fond
of you.



is the first letter in
EB Egg. Hens lay Eggs,
i and the Eggs, when
hatched, become chickens.-
You may see a number at the
farm. Chickens are fed with
corn, and when they grow
large, are called fowls, and
sent to the market to be sold.


begins Fox, and a sly
fellow he is. The Fox
lives in holes in the
woods, but he often comes -out
and waits near the farm-yards
to run off with the fowls, or
ducks, or the geese; for he is
a sad thief. Some rich men
keep foxes, and hunt them for
sport.
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hkovgins Goat. [
The Goat is very
tame, and looks very
wise, for it has a fine
long beard. The Goat gives
milk. It is not quite so good .ia
as the milk of a cow, but where l 'i
there are no cows, the people
are glad to drink Goat's milk. ,



- -_ [ is the first letter of
fl Horse. How noble
1Eh lhe looks, and what a
useful creature he is. I do
Snot know what we should do
Without the horse to draw carts
and coaches, and to carry
People on his back, for they
-"-- "' could not walk so far as he can
take them, nor in half so short
a time.


is the first letter in Inn.
I This Inn stands by the
road-side.
See what a pretty place it is,
with its pleasant gardens, and a
painted sign over the door. An
Inn is a house where persons
may take tea, or dine, or sleep;
but they must pay for all they
eat, and for their lodging.
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W begins Jay. Pretty
S Jay, with its bright
plumage. The Jay is
a talking bird, like the
imagplie; that is, it can be
S;taught to utter sounds like
words. But speaking birds
do not know the meaning of
what they say.
k is the first letter in
Kite. I like to see a
SKite fly up in the air.
It is tied to a long string which
the boy holds in his hand, and
he could pull the Kite down, if
he chose; but he likes to see
it fly up high.


S1 are very playful and
pretty. When Lambs
grow up, we call them sheep;
and their flesh is then called
mutton. The wool when spun
and wove into cloth, makes our
warm clothes.

begins Mouse. 0!
you little Mouse, so
I you are eating the
cheese, I think; but if Puss
should come this way, she
would soon spoil your dinner:
so you had better run away.

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N begins Nosegay. See
S what pretty flowers ,
there are in it. Here
are roses and pinks, and blue- I
bells, and many more beside.
How sweet they smell. I
should like to have a little
garden. Q

begins Owl. A bird
Q that does not like the
Daylight, because he
can see best when it is almost
dark. When the sun is set,
and other birds are going to
Srest, then the Owl begins to fly
abroad.

begins Parrot, in a
Fine tall cage. Hark!
and you shall hear her
speak:-Pretty Poll, '
What's o'clock? "Past two,"l.
said the Parrot. What is
your nae? Polly; Pretty '
Polly." .
is the first letter in
Queen.
tHere is the Queen and
Prince Albert riding
in the Park. You told me,
mamma, that the Queen had a
little boy. Yes, my dear; he
is the Prince of Wales; and if
he should live after his mam-
V I ma, he will be king.
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begins Rabbit.
SIt is a very pretty
S creature, with long
ears, and nice ;. i; far. In the
country you may often see a
wild rabbit run across a field
or a path, and then they are
sometimes shot, poor things!
for they are good to eat, and .
make a very nice pie.



S What a fine bushy tail
it has, and how fast it
jumps about in that high tree.
Squirrels are caught in the
woods, where they live in a
wild state, upon nuts and
acorns, and leap from tree to
tree with great ease; but they
are sometimes tamed, and kept
'_ in cages.




Tee-to-turnm.
Come, let us spin it,
and play at this merry game.
The Tee-to-tum has eight
sides, with a figure on each
side. We will count them:
one, two, three, four, five, six,
seven, eight.
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u is the first letter in
1Urn.
S 'Our Urn is set upon
the table, at tea-time, full of
hot water, for mamma to make
the tea with. Tea is the leaf
of a plant that grows in a dis-
tant country; and the leaves
when gathered, are dried, to
make them ready for use. __


SY is the first letter in
Vessel.
I IAll Ships are called
Vessels, yet some are named
brigs, sloops, barques, &c.-
Perhaps this one is going to
China, to fetch tea; or to the
West Indies, for sugar and
Coffee. I hope she will have
Sa good voyage, and return
safe.


W The Wagon is
made wide and
long, to carry a
great many goods. See what
fine horses there are to draw I
it. The man who drives a
Wagon, is called a wagoner;
he is very proud of his horses,
and calls each of them by its
name
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X This letter sometimes
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S10, and it is some- U ,I, I
times used on the faces of -
clocks and watches, and at
the top of chapters in a book. i -



Sbegins Yew tree.
SThe wood of this tree
Sy is useful for making
bows with, because it
is very strong, and will bend
c without breaking. Those who
ni- shoot with bows and arrows,
are called Archers.



Z Z begins Zebra, a very
pretty creature, some-
Sthing like a donkey, in
size and shape; but its hair is
soft and smooth; and it is all
over black and white stripes,
just as if its skin was made of -
ribbons. Zebras are found I-
wild, in the Cape of Good,
Hope, and in South Africa.


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