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 Front Cover
 Front Matter
 Title Page
 After sleep
 In wonder-land
 In the meadow
 A little knight
 In dream-land
 An April shower
 Puss
 Little Bo-peep
 By the sea
 In a garden
 In fairy-land
 In shadow
 Back Cover






Title: April skies
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 Material Information
Title: April skies
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lathbury, Mary A ( Mary Artemisia ), 1841-1913
Worthington Company ( Publisher )
Publisher: Worthington Co.
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: 1889
 Subjects
Subject: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1889   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1889
Genre: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
 Notes
Statement of Responsibility: by Mary A. Lathbury.
General Note: Title in brown and blue, text in blue; border decorations on title and text in brown.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00065443
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 - 002223985
notis - ALG4242
oclc - 70870155

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Front Matter
        Front Matter
    Title Page
        Title Page
    After sleep
        Plate
        Page 1
    In wonder-land
        Plate
        Page 2
    In the meadow
        Plate
        Page 3
    A little knight
        Plate
        Page 4
    In dream-land
        Plate
        Page 5
    An April shower
        Plate
        Page 6
    Puss
        Plate
        Page 7
    Little Bo-peep
        Plate
        Page 8
    By the sea
        Plate
        Page 9
    In a garden
        Plate
        Page 10
    In fairy-land
        Plate
        Page 11
    In shadow
        Plate
        Page 12
    Back Cover
        Back Cover 1
        Back Cover 2
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ARTIST, AND AUTHOR OF SEVEN LITTLE MAIDS," "RING AROUND-A-ROSY," MEADOW SWEET,"
"dACK IN THE PULPIT," TWELYE TIMES ONE," "BIRTHDAY WEEK," ETC., ETC.




PhoWer and 5VnSine, 5mile5 and tear;
Love-liht chGaed by 5udden fear;
FroWning, dimpling, sleeping, Waking,
Slo\xdy broW5 to 5\n5hine breaking,
gWeet a5 F ?pril'5 tender 5lkie5
f\re the little children'5 eyeS.




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lBlue eyeS--blue eye, li1e April pl~ieS,


Thle deW of morning in them lie5,
'The morning 5un5line through it breaking.
15 there on earth (a vWeeter thing
Than bsbty at hi Waxening ?




T'hlough clovdel5 ari5e in tlhoe blue 5xieS,
\nd tear5 fall fa ot lile Aprill rain;
Vet all i5 bright When mamnma'5 efet
P \nL 5Unny mile haVe delaned again.
^nd Wa1ing, tear anel mile together
j/lale babV'5 P\pril morning Weather.


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lThe babV', gone to Woneler-land-
P\ garden full of groWing thing,
Of laelV-bVg5, ande butterflieS,
PnJd h-mmitng-birdS With golden Win^g,

fInd there-the long, bright summer hoUr5,
He babble5 to the bird5 ande floWer5.




What do tle blue-eyed larpLpUr5 5ay,
P\nd What the laUghing troops of pan5sie5
I Wonder if the robin5 5tay
To listen to a babVy'5 fancie5 ?
P^nd if he'll ever joUrney Where
The World 5eemn Wider, or more fair


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vQWeet 5unnV loclt-but three year old-

15 Searching all the meaedoW oVer

To gather daneelion gold

'n\mong the daizie5 panel the cloVer.
"What can yoV bluy, my little maid ."

"Plenty of bUtter, 5ir," She 5aid.





WBut ee-the little 5peneltlrift treW5

The melado With her hoarded money;

P\nd, liqle a singing bee, She goe5

To gather now the cloVer honey.

To gain, to lo-e-to lope, to Win-

&o doe5 one little life begin!


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P\ LITTLLE NIGIHT



t\ roval-natUred little fKniglt,

1 true and loval heart i5 WAillie;

The Garmor of lhis5 SoUl 5 White,

t\nd in hi5 hand he bear5 a lily.

So armeed-With Innocence andl Truth-

What foe shall harm 1hiS l1nightlv youth!





aome elay When 5iren5 5ing to him,

P\nd dragon5 bar the Way to HeaVen,

/AVay holV angel bring to hiim
The good gift5 in hiS childhood given;

The silver armor of the truth-

The lily-baedge of 5taintle5 youth.


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Fall 5oft and 5loW her bright chee45 oVer;

P\5 little cloUdel float down thee Shiep,

P\nd hifade (a field of ro5y clover.

Goodl-bye, bWeettheart !-ane1 bring to me

\F rainbow dream from the Gream-land tree.






Where doe5 5he WalX in Gream-land noW-

ler little dreaming pA55 b6e5ide her?

Hang5 there bright frUit from every boIu1og

P\nd i5 there GUght that's fair denied er ?

some home, 5Weetheart, but bring to me

P\ golden dream from thle fGream-land tree.


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P\ little 5hoWer a5 it poa55e5;

f\ little grief in tWo vWeet efes,

(Psqe lot her WaV among the grma55e.)

f\ tear or tWo-ibut there, in Sight,

15 home again, and all i1 bright.


Gear heart, there comeS, perhapS, a doa

When thornS ma0 bar the heart'S home-coming;

When Wa5y groW strange, and 5lie5 grroW gra,

f\nd naught i5 5vWeet but reSt from roaming.

When Wall5 of doubt ariSe-then, dear,

Loo.J Up, for Home i5 alWay5 near.


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How thley run, li e pig5 in clover!

four-one more ? hIoW can it be?

Now they're down, panel up, and over;

Where'5 the fourth one9? :\h, I 5ee!

you're the pv55 that botherS me!


When there'S miSchief anVWhere,

"ThPat i5 PV5,"' 5SV5 mamma, 5ighing;

When there'S quiet in the air,

"Where i5 fV5y5?" We all are crVing,

after r all, what Should We do,

Little girlie, Without VoU?


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uSt love and futn are bubbling in them;

YoUr merry glance none may r eej,

IBut honest 5mile5 are 5Ure to Win them.

Gome, tell me-tell me truly, Why

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a/nJ, dear I0o-peep, Where are tlhoe 5heep

That in the 5tory-boo1X Went 5traying ?

P\nd did yoU truly fall asleep,

Lihe poor BoV B1luxe, in time of laying 9

IBut 5ee !-a te6ae can bring a tear

To laUghing ef5,- forgiVe me, dear!


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BIlue above and bllUe beloW;
eeG5S of 5nsine ebbing-floW.ing;
J\nd the lindelt Windel that bloW
S\il6 for little foll~, are blowing.
Some acro55 the 5anel5 Wit1h me;

&gVn5hine 5endel her 5lip to 5ea\.




Little 8un5hine,-5o 5he plGV--
Send5 her lhip the blue 5eaS over,
Searching everV land, 5he G\V5,
for rare gift5 for tho5e Who love her.
Whnt'5 your Wih ?--"P quiet mind ?"
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T'Wo merrV creatUre5 dran\ their tea
\1ll in a bower in uvnmmer Weather;
\nel tile two oS55ip, in their glee
lThley pipped the 5ame blue cup together;
Until one 5Gaid, "aWYeet mGaid, gooel day!"
1\nd 5G\iled on yelloW Wing5 aQWay.




\nde then the other Wept and 5aid
"IIf I Were but a butterfly,
IVjy Wing5 of golden gauze I'd spread
\nde touch the blue wall5 of the 5sy!
-1ut we Who Watched the merry things
ThQlanied God that only one hGad Wing5.


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Ier efe5 are brown a5 Woodland brool5
TPa1t lidee their eddying pool in 5hIadloW;
Lile Wooe-birdA' are her hVy, bright loolt5;
/\nd li\{e a 5unny, Wind-to55ed meaedo

"Te rmile5 ane dimple5 come and go
Upon thoe ro5y face below.




O 5lie5 of 5Ung ine cro55ed Witih 5hade,

f\nd childhood'5 heaven juht Within them;
God keep thlemn peaceful, vnafraid,
When night and tempeSt ri5e to dim them.
God l eep them, when the 5Iie5 groW gray,
Unto the dacw\ning of Ni5 laoy!

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