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Title: St. Nicholas
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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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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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P GREAT GRANDMOTHERS GIRLHND.
GREAT GRANDMOTHERS GIRLHOOD.








ST.


NICHOLAS:

AN

ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE


FOR


YOUNG


FOLKS.


CONDUCTED BY
MARY MAPES DODGE.



VOLUME XII.
PART I., NOVEMBER, 1884, TO APRIL, 1885.




THE CENTURY CO. NEW-YORK.
F. WARNE & CO., LONDON.




















































Copyright, 1885, by THE CENTURY CO.


PRESS OF THEO. L. DE VINNE & Co.
NEW-YORK.













NICHOLAS:


VOLUME XII.

PART I.
SIx MONTHS-NOVEMBER, 1884, TO APRIL, 1885.


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CONTENTS OF PART I. VOLUME XII.








PAGE.
AGASSIZ ASSOCIATION ............................... ........................ ............ .78
157, 237, 317, 394, 476
AGASSIZ ASSOCIATION, THE FIRST CONVENTION OF THE ................... Harlan H. Ballard ......... 68
AMONG THE LAW-MAKERS. (Illustrated by W. A. Rogers and others)....... Edmund Alton ............ 56
13S, 213, 288, 383, 455
ART AND ARTISTS, STORIES OF. (Illustrated) ..................... ...... Clara Erskine Clement. 172, 302
ASKING A BLESSING. Picture................................ ........... .. .. ... ........ .. .. 48
BABY DEB "P'AYS" FOR THE CHRISTMAS GOOSE. (Illustrated by J. C. Beard). John R. Coryell ............ 226
BABY SLEEPS AT HOME. Song........................................... James R. zMurray ...... ... 231
BACK AGAIN. Poem. (Illustrated) .......................... .... .. Celia Thaxter .... .... ... 412
BICYCLE BOYS, THE. Verses .... ...................................... Joel Stacy ........... ..... 49
BOYS' CLUB, THE. (Illustrated by W. H. Drake) ......................... Charles Barnard .... .... 439
BROWNIES' RETURN, THE. Verses. (Illustrated by the Author) ........... Palmer Cox................ 298
"CAT NANCY'S" FOLKS. (Illustrated by F. Bellew)........ ............... Louise Stockton ............ 358
CHILD AND THE YEAR, THE. Poem ..................................... Celia Thaxter ............. 161
CHILDREN OF THE COLD. (Illustrated by Walter Bobbelt) .................. Lieut.Frederick Schwatka, 361, 465
CIRCE'S AUCTION. A play ............................................. William M. Baker ......... 308
CITY OF THE BENDED KNEE, THE. (Illustrated by J. Pennell) ............Frank R. Stockton ..... 127, 281
CLASS IN NATURAL HISTORY, A. Picture, drawn by Culmer Barnes ........................... ..... 103
CONSCIENTIOUS CAT, THE. (Illustrated by H. Sandham and others)......... Agnes A. Saundham ........ 407
COOKING CLASS, THE. (Illustrated by H. Copeland and W. Taber) ....... Louisa Af. Alcott .......... II
CRUISE OF THE PIRATE-SHIP MOONRAKER," THE. (Illustrated by W. I-I. F. marshall Whie.... 32
Drake) ........................................................... 3
DAVY AND THE GOBLIN. (Illustrated by E. B. Bensell) ... ................ Carles Caryl. ............ 93
162, 250, 333
DEAR LITTLE SCHOOL-MA'AM, A. Verses. (Illustrated by D. Clinton Peters). Malcolm Douglas .......... I6c
DOZEN LITTLE DOLLS, A. Jingle. (Illustrated)....... ........... ...... B. H ..................... 53
DRIVEN BACK TO EDEN. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch, W. H. Drake and E. P. Roe........ 241
others) ............................. .............................. ). 4
373, 423
EASTER LILIES. Picture, drawn by Jessie McDermott. ............................................... 406
EASTER MORNING. Pictures, drawn by Lizbeth B. Comins ...................................... .. 448, 449
ELEPHANTS, SOME WONDERFUL. (Illustrated by J. M. Nugent).... ........ C. F. Holde. .............. 224
ELIZABETH OF TUDOR. (Illustrated by George Foster Barnes) ..............E. S. Brooks ........... .. 208
ENGLISH KINGS IN A NUTSHELL. Verses. (Illustrated by G. R. Halm) ....Gail Hamilton ............ 265
FALLING LEAVES. Poem....................................... Agnes Carter............... 73
FANCHON'S GERMAN. (Illustrated by Jessie Curtis Shepherd) ............. leanor Putnam ........... 204
FIRST CONVENTION OF THE AGASSIZ ASSOCIATION, THE .................. Harlan H. Ballard ......... 68






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FIVE LITTLE MAIDS. Jingle. (Illustrated by Rose Mueller) ............... Alice Bell. ............... 439
FLIGHT OF TIME, THE. Pictures, drawn by E. W. Kemble .......................................... 240
FOILED! Pictures, drawn by Edgar M. Bacon ....................................................... 400
FOOL'S WISDOM, A. Poem. (Illustrated by Jessie McDermott)............. .Margaret Johnson ......... 444
FOR BASS-WOOD CHAPS. Poem ........................ ............... John Vance Cheney ........ 171
"FOR SOME MUST PIPE WHILE OTHERS DANCE." Picture, drawn by Rose Mueller................... 37
FROM BACH TO WAGNER. (Illustrated) ................................. Agatha Tunis ............. 462
Johann Sebastian B ach .................................... ....... .. ....................... 462
FROWNS OR SMILES? Verses ........................... ............... Sydney Dayre............. 288
GILDED BOY, THE. (Illustrated by W. St. John Harper).. :................. Leighton Gerhart ....... 403
"GO-AS-YOU-PLEASE RACE, A. Picture, drawn by Culmer Barnes............................ ........ 16
"GRAND PACIFIC, THE." Verses............ ........................... Bessie Chandler. .......... 462
GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Picture, drawn by Culmer Barnes. ........................................... 480
GROWN-UP LAND. Verses ................................... ...........Jennie T. Dowe. ........ 367
HAND-ORGAN MAN'S LITTLE GIRL, THE. Poem ...... ....................H. H. (Helen Jackson) ..... 92
HARE AND THE TORTOISE, THE. (Illustrated by H. Copeland and W. Taber).Louisa M. Alcott....... o09, 177
HARK! HARK! HEAR THE DOGS BARK! Picture, drawn by Harry Beard. ........................... 383
HIs ONE FAULT. (Illustrated by W. A. Rogers) ............................ T. Trowabridge.......... 4
133, 187, 272, 352, 413
HISTORIC GIRLS. (Illustrated) ........................................... E. S. Brooks........... 208, 433
Elizabeth of Tudor : The Girl of the Hertford Manor .................. ......................... 208
Zenobia of Palmyra: The Girl of the Syrian Desert. ..................................... ........ 433
HOORAY AFTER THE RAIN COMES THE SHINE Picture, drawn by Culmer Barnes..... .......... 480
HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT, THE. Poem. (Illustrated and engrossed by A. va L. Ogden ............ 38
Brennan)............................................ .. ...........
How ERNEST AND THEODORE HEARD THE SEVENTH SYMPHONY. (Illus- Austin Chapin, Jr......... 368
treated by E. W. Kemble and G. R. Halm) ..........................
How SANTA CLAUS FOUND THE POOR-HOUSE. (Illustrated by W. H. Sophie Swett .... ......... 321
Drake) ............................................... .............
I HAVE A LITTLE LADDIE." Jingle ..................................M. iss L. Hopkins .......... 447
IMPRISONED IN AN ICEBERG. (Illustrated by G. R. Halm).................. C. F. Holder. ............. 143
INQUISITIVE BENJAMIN. Jingle. (Illustrated by Oliver Herford)............ C. Lloyd ................. 320
ISLE OF CONTENT, THE. Poem.................. ..................... S. Conant Foster........... 32
JINGLES. ...................................... .. 47, 53, 63, 80, 132, 271, 297, 320, 326, 383, 411, 439, 447
KING'S FEAST IN RUFUS'S HALL, THE. (Illustrated by Alfred Fredericks)... Rev. Henry Augustus Adams 136
LIESEL. (Illustrated by W. A. Rogers) .................. ............... .Mrs. Julia Schayer ......... 343
LIGHT THAT IS FELT, THE. Poem .......... ...........................John G. Whittier.......... 81
LITTLE KINA. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch) ............................... M. C. Griffis.............. 327
LITTLE KNIGHT, THE. Poem. (Illustrated by Jessie McDermott) ......... M/argaret Johnson.......... 279
LITTLE MISCHIEF. Jingle. (Illustrated).................................. Bessie Hill............... 47
LITTLE OLD MAN OF DYRE, THE. Jingle. (Illustrated by the Author)..... .W1alter Bobbett. ........... 132
LITTLE RED-RIDING-HOOD AND THE FEBRUARY WOLF. Picture, drawn by 271
Jessie Curtis Shepherd...... ......................... .......... .... .
LITTLE SAILOR JACK IN ENGLAND. (Illustrated)........................... W. Thornton Parker, M. D. 420
LITTLE UNKNOWN, THE. Poem. (Illustrated by George Foster Barnes)..... Charles T. Congdon........ 112
LORRAINE'S REASON. Verses...........................................E. mma C. Dowd........... 18
"LOVE IS BLIND." Verses ................................ .............Bessie Chandler............ 452
MAISY'S CHRISTMAS. Poem. (Illustrated by G. F. Barnes)................. Celia Thaxter. ............. 196
"MAKING UP." Picture, drawn by Rose Mueller ................................................... 308
MENHADEN SKETCHES: SUMMER AT CHRISTMAS-TIME. (Illustrated by the Mary Hallock Foote ....... 116
Author) ...........................................................
METALLIC BAND-WORK AND NAILS IN DECORATION. (Illustrated by the Charles G. LeLmnd...... ... 65
Author)........................................... .....
MIKKEL. (Illustrated by H. P. Share and T. Thulstrup).................... .Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen.... 28
125, 198
MONGOL AND THE MAIDEN, THE. Verses. (Illustrated by D. Clinton Peters). Helen Gray Cone........... 124
MOONRAKER," THE CRUISE OF THE PIRATE-SHIP. (Illustrated by W. H. F. Marshall Wite......... 32
D rake) ........ .................... .............. ..........






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MY VALENTINE. Verses. (Illustrated by the Author) ..................... W. T. Peters. .............. 259
NED'S CALENDAR. Poem............................................ Mary NV. Prescott.......... 230
NICHOLAS ALEXANDROVITCH, CROWN PRINCE OF RUSSIA. (Illustrated) ..... Edna Dean Proctor......... 147
No LONGER A BABY. Picture, drawn by Culmer Barnes ....................................... ........ 250
" OH, LADY MOON (Illustrated by Julia W. Lee)....................... Christina G. Rossetti....... 125
ON AN ICE-YACHT. (Illustrated by W. Taber)........................... E. Vinton Blake............ 192
ONE, TWO, THREE Jingle. (Illustrated by the Author) ................... Waler Bobbett ............ 63
" O UNCLE PHILIP! (Illustrated by R. Swain Gifford and Fanny E. Gifford). Alice Wellington Rollins.... 181
PAINTING, A TALK ABOUT. (Illustrated by engravings from paintings by the Anna Lea errit .......... 85
Author). .................. ........ ....... .. .......... .
PERSONALLY CONDUCTED. (Illustrated) ................................. .Frank R. Stockton. .. I8, 127, 281
Romans, but not Rome, The. ................................................................... 8
City of the Bended Knee, The ..................... ........................................127, 28
PICTURES........ 10, 28, 37, 48, 103, 160, 172, 240, 250, 271, 308, 320, 333, 372, 383, 400, 406, 448, 449, 480
POP-CORN DANCE, THE. Song. (Illustrated by G. R. Halm) ............... .James C. Johnson.......... 149
POSTMAN, THE. Verses. (Illustrated by W. T. Peters).................... Laura E. Richards ......... 186
PRINCESS'S HOLIDAY, THE. Poem. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch)............ .Nora Pery................. I
PRIZE FOR EVERY ONE, A. Jingle. (Illustrated by the Author)........... .Isabel z/McDougall .......... 411
PRIZE STORY FOR GIRLS, TO BE WRITTEN BY A GIRL, A...................... .. ................ 68
PRIZE STORIES FOR GIRLS, THE-Report of the Committee ......................................... 474
PUSSY AND THE CAT-NIP BALL. Picture, drawn by J. G. Francis ...................................... 320
QUEER COASTING-PLACE, A. (Illustrated by J. C. Beard)....................E. George Squier. .......... 46
QUEER PARTNERSHIP, A. (Illustrated by J. M. Nugent) .................. C. F. Holder............. 280
QUITE PRUDENT. Verses. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch) ................... Malcohn Douglas........... 64
RALPH'S WINTER CARNIVAL. (Illustrated by Henry Sandham) .............. George A. Bufum ... ...... 284
READY FOR BUSINESS; OR, CHOOSING AN OCCUPATION .................... George J. Manson ...... .49, 450
Retail Drug Store, A................................................................ 49
Practical Chemist, A .................. .................................... ............... 450
REPORT OF THE PRIZE STORY COMMITTEE ........................................................ 474
REVERY IN GRANDMAMMA'S GARRET, A. Picture, from a photograph..: ................................ 333
ROBIN AND THE CHICKEN, THE. Verses ................................ Grace F. Coolidge .......... 461
ROMANS, BUT NOT ROME, THE. (Illustrated by J. Pennell) ................ Frank R. Stockton.......... 18
SCHOOL-MASTER AND THE TRUANTS, THE. Verses. (Illustrated by A. B. ) Charles R. Talot.......... 221
Frost).............................................................
SKATERS' SONG. Verses................................................. C. Alexander ;elson. ...... 171
SNOW-MAN, THE. Verses .............................................. Grace F. Coolidge........... 116
SOMETHING BETWEEN A GOOSE AND A PEACOCK. Picture ...........................................400
SOME WONDERFUL ELEPHANTS. (Illustrated by J. M. Nugent)............. C. F. Holder. .............. 224
SPINNING-WHEEL STORIES. (Illustrated). ................................. .Louisa .M. Alcott... II, 109, 177
Cooking Class, The ............................................ ............................. 11
Hare and the Tortoise, The................................................................ 109, 177
STARTLING DISCOVERY, A. Picture, drawn by Culmer Barnes ........... .............................. 28
ST. NICHOLAS ALMANAC, THE. (Illustrated by Jessie McDermott) ..........Royal and Barr Hill ..... 72, 150
STORIES OF ART AND ARTISTS. (Illustrated) ............................. Clara Erskine Clement. .172, 302
SWEET MISS INDUSTRY. Verses. (Illustrated and engrossed by R. B. Birch). S. Conant Foster............ 104
TAKE HOME A FRY IN A Box." Picture, drawn by Culmer Barnes ................................. 172
TALK ABOUT PAINTING, A. (Illustrated by engravings from paintings by the Anna Lea feritt.......... 85
Author) .......................................................... 5
TEA-CUP LORE. (Illustrated from tea-leaf pictures by the Author)...........C. C. Ward .............. 54
TELL-TALE, THE ........................................................ Allan Forman ............. 229
TRIALS OF A BARBER, THE. Jingles. (Illustrated by the Author)........... ..G. Francis. ............. 80
TRULY REPENTANT. Verses. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch) ............... Malcolm Douglas .......... 351
TYRANT TACY ........................................................... ANora Periy........... .... 260
"UNCLE BEN." Poem. (Illustrated by R. Wiles)..........................Mary Bradley............ 453
UNCLE JOHN'S COAT. Verses. (Illustrated by the Author)................. Cecilia Beaux ............. 203
VELOCIPEDE EXPRESS, THE. Verses. (Illustrated by W. M. Cary) .......... Joel Stacy................. 326
VISITING SANTA CLAUS. Poem. (Illustrated by George Foster Barnes) ..... Lucy Larcom ............ 82
WALNUT EYES. (Illustrated by the Author). ....................... ..... Henry W. Troy .... ....... 77







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WHAT THE PHILOSOPHER SAID ON CHRISTMAS-DAY ...................... .frs. W. H. Daniels....... 145
WHAT WAKES THE FLOWERS? Poem ................. ................ Celia Thaxter ............. 331
WHO 's AFRAID IN THE DARK ? Verses. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch)...... Mrs. A. J. Foster. ......... 419
WILD MARCH HARE, THE. Picture, drawn by P. Newell ............... ................... ...... 372
WILLOW-WARF. Poem. (Illustrated and engrossed by R. B. Birch from de- ) Louise Trumb/ul Cogyswell... 25
signs by Jeanie Lea Southwick). ................................
WINTER DAYS. Jingle. (Illustrated and engrossed by R. B. Birch) ......... Julie A. Lippiann ........ 297
WORK AND PLAY FOR YOUNG FOLK.
Metallic Band-work and Nails in Decoration. (Illustrated by the Author). Charles G. Lcland.......... 65
Prize Story for Girls, to be Written by a Girl, A ................... ..................... ... .68
YOUNGEST GUEST AT THE THANKSGIVING DINNER, THE. Picture, drawn ?...
by D. Clinton Peters .................. ............ ... ...... .. .. ......
ZENOBIA OF PALMYRA. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch)............ ............ S. Brooks ............. 433





DEPARTMENTS.

JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT (Illustrated).
Introduction How the Swallows Punished the Sparrows A Cat Punished by Robins The Spouting
Rock" at Newport A Query Concerning Ants A Mystery Honey at Large Another Hanging Honey-
comb, 74; Introduction-Who Can Explain?-A Good Man's Advice-A Bird with an Overcoat (illus-
trated) A Letter from a Big Dog, 154; Introduction How Geese are Sent a-fishing About Lady-apples
The King of the Apple-trees If A Bird Without Wings -The Blackbirds' Visit -A Prudent Spider
A Mended Butterfly The Ant Question A Live Jewel (illustrated) A Singing. Mouse, 234; Intro-
duction The Sea as a Postman A Pair of Grosbeaks Who Can Answer ? Personal Observation A
Squirrel Orchestra (illustrated)--A Long Freeze A Herring Feast, 314; Introduction Why Golden
Horn (illustrated) Why Golden' Gate? 392; Introduction- A Big Drink for So Little a Fellow The
Lady-apples Heard From A Funny Foster-mother An Illuminated Frog (illustrated), 470.

FOR VERY LITTLE FOLK (Illustrated).
Ha, Ha, Ha! Off They Go! 70 Madie's Christmas, 152 The Brownies Helping Jack Frost; Oh, Look
at this Great Big Tiger 232 The Windmill, 312 Fly the Feathers, 399 My Little House, 472.

THE LETTER-BOX (Illustrated). ...... . ....... .............. 77, 156, 236, 316, 396, 475

THE RIDDLE-BOX (Illustrated) ...................... .. .... .75, 158, 238, 318, 397, 478

EDITORIAL NOTES .............................................. ................ 77, 236, 316, 396, 474

OUR MUSIc PAGE.
Pop-corn Dance .............. ................................. ..James C. Johnson.......... 149
Baby Sleeps at Home ............... ..............................James R. Murray.......... 231

FRONTISPIECES.
"Great Grandmother's Girlhood," facing Title-page of Volume, from a painting by A. M. Turner- "The In-
fanta Marguerita Maria," from the painting by Velasquez, facing page 81-" Portrait of a Child, in Bas-relief,"
from a medallion by Augustus St. Gaudens, facing page 161 "Beggar Boys at Play," from the painting by
Murillo, facing page 241 "The Inauguration of President Garfield," by W. A. Rogers, facing page 321-
The Gilded Boy," by W. St. John Harper, facing page 403.


















































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