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Title: St. Nicholas
Uniform Title: St. Nicholas (New York, N.Y.)
Alternate Title: Saint Nicholas
Physical Description: 68 v. : ill. ; 25-30 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
Publisher: Scribner
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: -c1943
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Subject: Children's literature -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 67, no. 4 (Feb. 1940) ; v. 70, no. 1 (Mar. 1943)-v. 70, no. 4 (June 1943).
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with: Vol. 1, no. 1, Nov. 1873.
Numbering Peculiarities: Suspended Mar. 1940-Feb. 1943; vols. 68-69 omitted.
Issuing Body: Published by: Century, Aug. 1881- ; by Educational Pub. Corp. -1940; by St. Nicholas Magazine, 1943.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 12 (Oct. 1875); title from cover.
General Note: Conducted by Mary Mapes Dodge.
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THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON.


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ST.


NICHOLAS:

AN

ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE


FOR


YOUNG


FOLKS.


CONDUCTED BY
MARY MAPES DODGE.



VOLUME XI.
PART I., NOVEMBER, 1883, TO APRIL, 1884.




THE CENTURY CO. NEW-YORK.


F. WARNE & CO., LONDON.




















































Copyright, 1884, by THE CENTURY Co.


PRESS OF THEO. L. DE VINNE & CO.
NEw-YORK.














NICHOLAS:


VOLUME


XI.


PART I.
SIx MONTHS-NOVEMBER, 1883, TO APRIL, 1884.


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CONTENTS OF PART I., VOLUME XI.








PAGE.
AGASSIz ASSOCIATION ......... .... ................ ....................... ............ 77
260, 341, 421, 502
ALMION, AURIA, AND MONA. (Illustrated by G. F. Barnes and R. B. Birch). .Julian Hawthore ...... 83, 232
ALPHABET MENAGERIE ....... Jingles. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch) ......... Isabel Frances Bellozos ... .. 382
"A MISS IS AS GOOD AS A MILE." Verse. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch) .... f. Mf. D .......... ...... 113
AMONG THE MUSTANGS. (Illustrated by E. Sanguinetti) ................. .Noah Brooks. .............. 347
AMONG THE PINES. A Play ............. ......... ..........u .. th Ogden ............:.. 58
ART AND ARTISTS. Stories of (Illustrated) ............................. .Clara Erskine Clement ...... 277
BALLAD OF GOOD SIR URGAN. The Poem. (Illustrated by Alfred Kappes).E. Vinton Blake .......... 224
BEE-MAN AND HIS ORIGINAL FORM. The (Illustrated by E. B. Bensell) .Frank R. Stockton .......... 46
BENEVOLENT BIRDS. (Illustrated by J. M. Nugent) ...................... .JWill Woodman ....... ..... 9
BIRDS AT MONKSTOWN CASTLE. The Poem. (Illustrated) ............... .Jfrs. S. f. B. Piat ........ 105
BIRD-TALK. Poem. (Illustrated) ................. .. .. .. ............. Celia Thaxer. .............. 452
BLOWN OUT TO SEA. (Illustrated by James C. Beard) ..................C. F. Holder..... ........ 360
BROWNIES' BALLOON. The Verses. (Illustrated by the Author) ...........Palmer Cox. ...... ....... 396
BROWNIES ON SKATES. The Verses. (Illustrated by the Author) ........ .Palmer Cox................ 306
CAPTAIN MAYNE REID. (Illustrated)...................... ............. J. T. T.rowridge ............ 33
CAT'S CRADLE. Verses. (Illustrated by Mary Hallock Foote) .............. .. iZf D.................. 96
CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS CLUB. The (Illustrated by W. Taber) ........... Ela S. Sargent ............ 174
CHRISTINA CHURNING. Poem .......................................... Domr Read Goodale ......... 183
CHRISTMAS. Verses. (Illustrated) ....................................... Bessie Hill ............. I112
CHRISTMAS IN THE PINK BOARDING-HOUSE. (Illustrated by T. Moran and?
H. Sandham)....................... ......... ..................... H. .......... ........ 187
CIRCUS EXTRAORDINARY. Picture ............................................. ................... 24
COAST-GUARD. The Poem. (Illustrated by M. J. Burns). ................... mily Miller... 370
COASTING BRIGADE. Our Picture, drawn by Rose Mueller .... ....... .................... ....... 276
CRICKET'S VIOLIN. The Poem .........................................Laura F. Hinsdale ..... .. .324
DICK'S STRAW-RIDE. Jingle. (Illustrated by the Author).................. Caroline Hansell .......... 246
DOCTOR SOPHIA EDITH'S OFFICE GIRL. (Illustrated by Jessie Curtis Shepherd). Henry Lewis ...... ........ 365
DRIFTING. Poem. (Illustrated by Will H. Low)................... ..... .E. Vinton Blake .... ...... 274
DUEL IN A DESERT. A (Illustrated by E. B. Bensell) ....... ........... Tudor Jenks ...... ........ Io6
DfRER. Albert (Illustrated) .................... ...... ............. Clara Erskine Clement ..... .277
EDOUARD FRERE AND HIS CHILD PICTURES. (Illustrated) ................. IMrs. Lizzie W. Chaniney... 125
ELI'S EDUCATION. (Illustrated by W. H. Drake) ........................ .Louisa 7M. Alcott .......... 352
ENGRAVER ON WHEELS. An (Illustrated by W. H. Drake) .... .......... L ewis Fraser. .......... 320
FAIRY LODGE. (Illustrated by the Author) ................... ........ .... Maary A. Latlhbwy ......... 428
FAIRY'S ORDER. A Poem . ......................... .. .. But!is ............ ... 13
FARE IN A STREET CAR. (Illustrated by J. E. Kelly) ............ .......... Carles Dudle/y Warner. .... 152








CONTENTS.


PAGE.
FIRST STEPS. Poem. (Illustrated by Jessie McDermott)....................Elizabeth C. Kinney....... 478
FLOWER-ANGEL. The Poem. (Illustrated by Laura E. Hills). Translated
from the German by ............................... ... .... iss Stree.............158
FLOWERS OF WINTER. Poem.......................................... EEmilie Poulsson ..... ...... 287
FRERE. tdouard His Child Pictures. (Illustrated) ......................Mrs. Lizzie W. Champney ..: 125
FUN-BEAMS. (Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill) .............................Rose Hawthorne Lathroqp 226
GENTLEMAN FROM CHINA. The (Illustrated by W. T. Smedley)..... .... Sophie Swett ............ 38
GETTING ACQUAINTED. Picture, drawn by H. P. Share............ ................ ... .... 53
GIOVANNI OF FLORENCE. The Boy Cardinal. (Illustrated by J. Steeple S
Davis)E.S. Brooks .......... ... : 46
GIRL-NOBLESSE. A REPEAT OF HISTORY. (Illustrated by W. H. DrakeI 4
and Mrs. C. F. Siedle) ........ ...... ...................... rs. A. T. Witney.388" 453
GNU BABY. The Picture, drawn by Chip" ......................... ............ ............ 468
GRANDMA'S ANGEL. Poem. (Illustrated by Rose Mueller) ............... Sydney Dayre ............ 460
GRANDMA'S STORY. (Illustrated by Ellen Oakford) .................... ..Louisa M. Alcott ........... 209
GRISELDA'S NEW YEAR'S RECEPTION. (Illustrated by Jessie McDermott).... Margaret Sidney ........... 291
HARRY OF MONMOUTH. The Boy General. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch) .... E. S. Brooks .............. 469
HER NAME. Verse... ................................................. Mrs. L. P. Wheeler ........ 395
HERO OF LEXINGTON. A Poem................................... W W. Fink ............ .427
HISTORIC BOYS. (Illustrated)............................................ S. Brooks.......325, 406, 469
Marcus of Rome: the Boy Magistrate. .................. ........ .............................. 325
Giovanni of Florence: the Boy Cardinal .......................................................... 406
Harry of Monmouth: the Boy General. .............. .. ............... . ..... ......... 469
Hoop SONG. Verses. (Illustrated by Rose Mueller).................... Barr Hill ............... 489
HOW BRIGHT BENSON GOT HIS APPOINTMENT TO THE NAVAL ACADEMY. R
(Illustrated by M. J. Burns) ................... .... ............. C. R. Talot......... 432
How SIR ATHOL CAME TO HIS KINGDOM. Poem. (Illustrated by George
F. Barnes)............................ .......... ...... .. .... .inton Blake......... 2
How THE .ROBIN CAME. Poem ........................................ JohnZ G. Whittier ........... 81
IN THE PARK. Verses .................. .............................Bessie Chandler ............ 222
JAKE'S MISTAKE. Jingle. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch) ................... .John S. Adams ............ 12
JERICHO ROSES. (Illustrated by the Author) .............................. .John R. Tait ............. 222
JINGLES ...... ..... ........................................ .......... 12, 119, 240, 246,319, 359, 382
LAMP-LIGHTER. The Poem. (Illustrated by the Author) ................. Mary A. Lathbury ......... 45
LAND OF FIRE. The (Illustrated by Henry Sandham)................... .Mayne Reid .............. 160
246, 309, 371, 461-
LITTLE GIRL WHO WOULD N'T SAY "0." The Verse. (Illustrated by
the Author) .................. .................................... Mary A. Lathbuy .........359
LITTLE LORD OF THE MANOR. The ............. .................. S. Brooks. .............. 3
LITTLE MAUD'S STORY. Verses. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch) ............. M. M. Go-w ........... .. 32
LITTLE STONE BOY. The Poem. (Illustrated by W. L. Taylor) ..........Sydney Dayre .............. 134
LUCY LEE FROM HIGH DUNDEE. Verses. (Illustrated by the Author) ...... A. Brennan .............. 208
LULLABY. A Verse. (Illustrated by Mary A. Lathbury)......................... ................... 95
MAGIC BUTTONS. Poem.................................................. Emma C. Dowd ......... .488
MAGNIE'S DANGEROUS RIDE. (Illustrated by H. Sandham) ................ IHjalmar H. Boyesen ...... 97, 204 -
MARCUS OF ROME. The Boy Magistrate. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch and)
G F. Barnes)... ......... ....... ..... .. .... .......... .. E S. B rooks .............. 325
MEDITATION. Picture, drawn by Chip"........................................ ............ 451
MINIATURE LANDSCAPES. Pigmy Trees and (Illustrated by J. C. Beard and
J. M. Nugent)............................ .................. .John R. Coryell........... 304
MODERN ARTIST. A Verses. (Illustrated by Jessie McDermott)........... Margaret Johnson.......... 441
NEW JACK AND JILL. A Verses. (Illustrated by Jessie McDermott) ..... .Margaret Johnson.......... 238
NINE YEARS OLD. Poem. (Illustrated by George F. Barnes) .............. Oliver Johnson ............. 333
"NOON, NOON Jingle. (Illustrated by G. F. Barnes) ................... Frederic Palmer ........... 493
NOT FEAR. Jingle. (Illustrated by'R. B. Birch) .......................... John S. Adams ........... 319
NUTTING-TIME. Poem ... .......... ................................ I.. ......... .. ..... 38
OAK AND THE MUSHROOM. The A Fable ............................Joel Benton........ ..... 2oo








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ONAWANDAH. (Illustrated by G. R. Halm and H. F. Farny) ............... Louisa lIA. Alcott .......... 442
ORIGIN OF THE STARS AND STRIPES. The (Illustrated) ................... Edward W T. i .. .... 66
OUR COASTING BRIGADE. Picture, drawn by Rose Mueller ............... ........................ 276
OUR SKATING BRIGADE. Verse. (Illustrated by Rose Mueller) ............M !Wary La Salle [Iing ....... 119
OUR SNOW-BALLING BRIGADE. Picture, drawn by Rose Mueller. ..................................... 201
OUR SOAP-BUBBLE PARTY. (Illustrated by George F. Barnes) .............. George B. Barlctt ......... 216
PAPA'S LITTLE MAN. Picture, drawn by D. C. Peters ........ ......... ......... .. ..... ...... 65
PHAETON. Poem. (Illustrated by George F. Barnes)............. ......... C. P. Cranch ............. 288
PICTURES ................................ ............. .....24, 37, 53, 65, 201, 204, 245, 276, 369, 451, 468
PIGMY TREES AND MINIATURE LANDSCAPES. (Illustrated by J. C. Beard and
J. M. Nugent)...................................... ............. John R. Core.. ......... 304
PLAYTHING OF AN EMPRESS. The (Illustrated by R. Blum) .............. H. zMaria George ...... .. 448
PRINCE HASSAK'S MARCH. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch) ................... Frank R. Stockton.......... 141
PRINCE OF NAPLES AND HIS PALACE. The (Illustrated) ............ .... Olive May Eager. ....... 103
PRIZE DRAWINGS........................... ........................ ........... ....... .... .. 497
REID. Captain Mayne (Illustrated). .................. .................. J. T. Troaibridge ...... .. 33
RHYME FOR TWELFTH. The (Illustrated by R. B. Birch).................. Frank M. Bicknell... ...... 88
ROLLY'S RAGAMUFFIN. (Illustrated by Rose Mueller) ...................... Lucy G. 7Iorse .............. 54
ST. NICHOLAS ALMANAC. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch and Jessie McDermott).. Royal and Barr ill ... 255,.334
416, 494
SANTA CLAUS AND THE MOUSE. Verses. (Illustrated by Mrs. C. Siedle).... .Emilic Poulsson............. 236
SKATING BRIGADE. Our Verse. (Illustrated by Rose Mueller)............ .lfary, La Salle : ...... 119
SMALL PERSON OF PAH. A Jingle. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch) ........... F E. Hamilton............ 240
SNOW-BALLING BRIGADE. Our Picture, drawn by Rose Mueller .................................... 201
SNOW SHOES AND No SHOES. (Illustrated by Daniel C. Beard)..............John R. Coryell............ 29
SOAP-BUBBLE PARTY. Our (Illustrated by George F. Barnes) ............... George B. Bartlett.......... 216
SOPHIE'S SECRET. (Illustrated by Mrs. C. Siedle) .......................... Louisa l. Alcott .... .. 25, 114
SPINNING-WHEEL STORIES. (Illustrated) .................................. Louisa f. Alcott ........... 209
267, 352, 442
Grandma's Story................................... ............................ ........ 209
T abby's T able-cloth ....................................................... ................. 267
Eli's Education ................. .......... ............................. .......... 352
Onawandah................................ .. ....................... ............... 42
SQUIRREL, A BIRD, AND A BOY. A Verses ............................... John Vance Cheney. ........ 183
STAR IN THE EAST. The Picture, drawn by John La Farge .................................... ... 245
STARS AND STRIPES. The Origin of the (Illustrated)............ .......... Edward W. Tufejy ......... 66
STORIES OF ART AND ARTISTS. (Illustrated) .............................. Clara Erskine Clement .... 277
SUBMARINE FIRE-EATER. A (Illustrated by J. M. Nugent).......... ...... John R. Coryll ............ 138
TABBY'S TABLE-CLOTH. (Illustrated by Jessie McDermott) ................. .Louisa M1. Alcoti ........ 267
" TAKING TURNS." Picture, drawn by Caroline Hansell. ............ ........................ ..... 204
TALES OF TWO CONTINENTS. (Illustrated) ........................... ... Hjalmar H. Boyesen ... 97, 204
Magnie's Dangerous Ride. (Illustrated).............. ............ ................... ...... 97, 204
THANKSGIVING DINNER THAT FLEW AWAY. A ........................... .. Butterwoorth ............ 13
THANKSGIVING MORNING AT GRANDPAPA'S. Picture, drawn by G. W. Edwards....................... 37
THREE SOMBER YOUNG GENTLEMEN AND THE THREE PRETTY GIRLS. The
A Play. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch) ...................... .. ... E. S. Brooks ..... ........ 168
To MY VALENTINE, AGED ONE. Verses .................. ..........R.. R. .................... 275
To OUR READERS .................. ................. ............ ....... .... ...... .. ... 184
TSANG TSAN AND THE MAN-EATER. (Illustrated by J. C. Beard) .......... .John R. Coyell ......... 490
TWELVE LITTLE BROTHERS. The Verses. (Illustrated by A. Brennan) ....Nellie G. Cone ............ 202
Two MEN OF COLOGNE. The Verses. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch) ....... Emma C. Dowd ....... 16
Two PUSSIES. The Verses. (Illustrated by H. P. Share) ................. Phil. Robinson............. 151
W EARY PAGE. The Picture...... ... ...... ...... ..... ... ... .. ..... .. ......... 369
WEE MOTHER HUBBARD. Verses. (Illustrated by the Author)..... ........ 4. Brennan ............ .179
WELL-READ HUNTER. The Verses. (Illustrated by Boz ") ....... .Joel Stacy ...... ......... 136
WHEN SPRING BEGAN. Poem. ................... ................ J. .I Weeler ... ....... ..495
WHOSE SCISSORS DID IT? Verses .................... .............. Bessie Chandler .. .. .... 369








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WIND-FLOWER. The Poem............. ... ......... .: .......... Lucy Larcom;'....... ...... 412
WINTER FUN. (Illustrated by J. W. Bolles and T. Thulstrup) ................ William 0. Stoddard....... 19
241, 298, 399, 479
WISDOM IN THE WELL. Verses ................. .................. Phil.o' Ge/os............... 29
WONG NING'S IDEAS. (Illustrated) ............................................... ...... 412
WORK AND PLAY FOR YOUNG FOLK. (Illustrated)............ .... .............................. 182, 487
D eacon G reen's O offer ................. .................... ......................... ........ 1 82
YOUNG SEAMSTRESS. A Verses. (Illustrated by P. Caminoni) ............. ary.L. B. Branch ....... 23





DEPARTMENTS.

JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT (Illustrated).
Introduction-Falling Stars-A Beautiful Flower-Good Mother Woodcock (illustrated)-A Dog who
Tried the Telephone-Postponed, 74; Introduction-Coasting on Bare Ground-A Shell for Young
Conchologists to Open-A Very Wordy Poem-Three Black Crows-Three Cents for a Life (illustrated)-
A Sad Pair of Stockings-A Royal Detective-The Children's Christmas Club, 258; Introduction -" Silver
Bells and Cockle Shells"-A Car with a Sail-A Deep Conundrum-Not So Bad, After All- Swimming
Home- More About the Ermine-A Beautiful Window Decoration (illustrated)-A Church Built of Paper-
The Compass Plant, 338; Introduction--Wet Meteors-How Do You Spell It?-Heavy Bankers-A
Sound Sleeper (illustrated)-Florida Boys, Please Answer-A Big Piece of Work for Bees-Announcement,
418; An April Story-The Ages of Animals- More About Jericho Roses- A Lucky April Fool- A Clergy-
man's Opinion of Horses- The Prize. Drawings A Letter From Deacon Green (illustrated), 496.

FOR VERY LITTLE FOLK (Illustrated).
Willie and Rosa, 72- Going to Sleep, 254- Two Pussies; My Dolls, 336-Peanuts, 414.

PLAYS (Illustrated).
Among the Pines ...... ............ ...... .... ............... Ruth Ogden ............... 58
The Three Somber Young Gentlemen and the Three Pretty Girls ..........E. S. Brooks................ 168

OUR MUSIc PAGE (Illustrated).
Christmas Carol ... ..:..... .............................. William E. Ashmall... 140
There's a Song in the Air. :(Dr. J. G. Holland) ............ ........... Hubert P. Main ........... 253

THE LETTER-BOX (Illustrated)............ ... ...... .............. ........... 76, 260, 340, 420, 501

THE RIDDLE-BOX (llustrated).......... ... .. .......... ......... ........ .. 79, 263, 343, 423, 503

FRONTISPIECES.
"The First Snow of the Season," facing.Title-page of Volume-" Bringing Home the Christmas Tree," 81-
"Away from Home on Christmas Day," 187-"A Midwinter Night," 267-"A Stampede," 347-" Spring," 427.





















































































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