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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
Frequency: monthly
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Subject: Children's literature -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
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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.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00065513
Volume ID: VID00205
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
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 01764817
lccn - 04012675
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FOR YOUNG FOLKS.


CONDUCTED BY
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VOLUME XVI.
PART I., NOVEMBER, 1888, TO APRIL, 1889.




THE CENTURY CO. NEW YORK.
T. FISHER UNWIN, LONDON.















































Copyright, 1889, by THE CENTURY CO.


THE DE VINNE PRESS.














ST. NICHOLAS:


VOLUME XVI.


PART I.
Srx MONTHS-NOVEMBER, I888, TO APRIL, I889.



















CONTENTS OF PART I. VOLUME XVI.







PAGE
AGASSIz ASSOCIATION, THE ........................ ........................ Harlan H. Ballard ........ 74
ANCIENT AND MODERN ARTILLERY. (Illustrated by E. J. Meeker, and from )
photographs) .................................................... Lieut. W. R. Hamilton .... 436
ANN MARY HER Two THANKSGIVINGS. (Illustrated by E .W. Kemble) Mary E. Wilkins......... 33
ART CRITIC, AN. Jingle. (Illustrated by the Author) ....................Lizbeth B. Coins ....... 29
ARTILLERY, ANCIENT AND MODERN. (Illustrated by E. J. Meeker, and from i
photographs) ..................................................... Lie.t. W R. Hamilton.... 436
AUTREFOIS ET AUJOURD'HUI. Verses. (Illustrated by G. W. Edwards) .... Tudor Jenks ............. 278
AZTEC FRAGMENTS. Picture, drawn by J. G. Francis. .. .. ............................ ....... .. 197
BABY'S BEAD, THE. Poem ............ ..... .......................... Harriet Prescott Spofford .... 425
BALLAD OF A RUNAWAY DONKEY, THE. Verses. (Illustrated and engrossed n
by A Brenon) ........ ........................................... E ilie oulsson ........... 298
BELLS OF STE. ANNE, THE. (Illustrated by Henry Sandham and others) .... Mary Hartwell Catherwood.. 91
184, 257, 341, 415
BICEPS GRIMLUND'S CHRISTMAS VACATION. (Illustrated by G. W. Edwards. .
and H. Sandham). ........almar. Boyesen........ 122
BILL OF FARE FOR DECEMBER, A. Picture, drawn by Margaret Johnson .................... ........ 199
BILL OF FARE FOR NOVEMBER, A. Picture, drawn by Margaret Johnson. ............................. 54
BIRDS' FAREWELL, THE. Verses. (Illustrated by the Author)....... ...... Oliver Herford ............. 68
BIRDIE THAT NEVER KNEW HE WAS CAUGHT, THE. Verses. (Illustrated e Well ..
by A. Brenon) ....... ...................................... Aice Wp lt.o Roln ..... 435
BIT OF COLOR, A. (Illustrated by C. T. Hill) ...........................Sara Orne Jewet ....... 456
BROWNIES' SNOW MAN, THE. Verses. (Illustrated by the Author) ......... Palmer Cox .............. 392
BUNNY STORIES, THE. (Illustrated by Culmer Barnes).......:.............John H. Jewet.228, 306, 385, 467
CARVING OVER THE SALLY-PORT, THE. (Illustrated by F. H. Lungren and
others) ................. ........ ....... ............... ...... J e
CHARLOTTE BRONTt. Poem. (Illustrated) ............. ..................Susan Coolidge ........... 131
COAL AGE, THE. Picture, drawn by C. F. Siedle ................................................. 295
COB FAMILY AND RHYMING EBFN, THE ................................. Fanny M. Johnson........ 445
COMPOSITE CAT, A. Verses. (Illustrated by A. Brenon) .................. Maria J. Hammond ....... 69
CONSOLATION. Poem. ................... .............. ....... ...Walter Learned ............ 363
CONTENTMENT. Poem. (Illustrated) ............... ................... .Mary N. Prescott ......... 155
CROSS, THE. Poem..................................................... elen Thayer Hutcheson... 414
CUP AND SAUCER. (Illustrated by P. Audra). .... ........................ William Theodore Peters .... 314
CURIOUS HISTORY OF A MESSAGE, THE. (Illustrated by E. H. Blashfield
and C. T. Hill)....................... ................. ... .. ank R. Stock on ........ .84
DADDY JAKE, THE RUNAWAY. (Illustrated by E. W. Kemble) ............ .Joel Chandler Harris .. .323, 426
DISCONTENTED SNOW-FLAKE, THE. Verses .............................. Helen Gray Cone .... ... 297
DISTANCES IN SPACE, THE. (Illustrated) .............. ................. D. C. Roertson. .......... 194
DOLL-HOUSE, THE STORY OF A. (Illustrated by the Author) ............ .Katharine Pyle. ......... 448
DOWNHILL WITH A VENGEANCE. (Illustrated by H. Sandham) ........... W. H. Gilder.............. 379






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DREAM-HORSES. (Illustrated by the Author). .............. .. .. ...... .NMary Hallock Foote ........ 3
ELSIE'S INVENTION. (Illustrated from photographs)........... .......... Charles Ledyard Norton .... 65
"FAUNTLEROY" AND ELSIE LESLIE LYDE. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch, and
Lucy C.Lillie........ .. 403
from photographs)........... ...................... ..............
FOSSIL RAINDROPS, THE. Poem. (Illustrated) ................ ... ... .Harriet Prescott Spobord.. 330
GETTING ACQUAINTED. Verses. (Illustrated by C. T. Hill) ................ Sydney Dayre ............ 384
GOLDEN CASQUE, THE. (Illustrated by Robert Blum) ...................... Lucy G. Paine ........... 210
GOLD THAT GREW BY SHASTA TOWN, THE. Poem. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch). Joaquin Miller ............ 243
GREAT JAPAN: THE SUNRISE KINGDOM. (Illustrated).................... Ida C. Hodnett ............ 30
HEAVENLY GUEST, THE. Poem............... .........................Celia Thaxter ........... 464
HE WROTE TO THE RATS. (Illustrated by W. H. Drake) .................. Julian Ralph ............. 371
HOME-MADE SCARE, A. Verse. (Illustrated by Sol. Eytinge) ............ .. .Margaret Eytinge ..... .... 455
S Words by Mary J. Jacques
HOUSEKEEPING SONGS. (Illustrated by Miss L. B. Humphrey).. W si by Theresa C. HJolmes 72' 150, 227
How ANTONIO SAVED THE KING. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch)........... .Elisabeth Abercrombie ...... 442
IMITATION JAPANESE. Verses. (Illustrated by Albertine Randall Wheelan)... Clara G. Dolliver.......... 120
IN THE CELLAR. (Illustrated by Oliver Herford) .................... ... .Martha W. Hitchcock .. 59
IN THE TOWN OF THE PIED PIPER. (Illustrated by A. Brenon and R. F. Harri ewisBra20
Bunner) ....................... .................................radley 2
INVITATION, AN. Verse. (Illustrated by the Author) ............ ........ Lizbeth B. Comins ........ 280
JAPAN, TEN WEEKS IN. (Illustrated by R. Blum, and from photographs) .... Mabel Loomis Todd ........ 106
JAPAN: THE SUNRISE KINGDOM. (Illustrated) ............................ Ida C. Hodnett .. .... 30
JINGLES ......................................................... ............ 7, 29, 151, 199, 336, 396
LA GRANDE FRANCOISE. Poem. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch) ..............Edgar Mayhew Bacon ...... 132
LA MUSIQUE. Poem. (Illustrated from an engraving).......................Edith M. Thomas ..... 105
LASSOING A SEA-LION. (Illustrated by D. C. Beard and W. Paris)....... .. John R. Coryell ........... 273
LESSON IN GRAMMAR, A. Verses ................. ................... ...Margaret Eytinge ...... .. 67
LITTLE CALLER, A. Verse ............................................. Mary E. Wilkins.......... 451
LITTLE CHRISTMAS SPY, THE. Poem. (Illustrated by the frontispiece).... Helen Gray Cone .......... 83
" LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY" AS A PLAY, IN LONDON. (Illustrated) ..... Cecil W. Franklyn ........ 8
LITTLE SAINT ELIZABETH. (Head-piece by R. B. Birch) ................. Frances HodgsonBBurnett. 133, 204
LOAF OF PEACE, THE. (Illustrated by A. B. Davies and Jessie P. Hill) ..... Octave Thanet ............. 48
MAKING CAKE. Song..................... ............ Words by Mary J. Jacques ....
SMusic by Theresa C. Holmes 7
MESSAGE, THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF A. (Illustrated).....................Frank R. Stockton ........ 84
MIKADO, SEEING THE REAL. (Illustrated by R. Blum and W. Taber, from
photographs) .. .................. ................................ Artlur L. S umway .... 265
MODERN MIDDY, A. (Illustrated by H. Pennington) ..................... .John H. Gibbons, U. S. N... 287
MY CHILDHOOD'S ENCHANTRESS. Poem. (Illustrated by C. T. Hill).......Lucy Larcom .............. 432
MY LADY-BIRD'S CHAMBER. Song.................... Words by Mary J. Jacques ...... 150
SMusic by Theresa C. Holmes .
MY UNCLE PETER. Verses.... ................. ..... ................Emma A. Opper ... .... 193
NAUGHTY CLAUDE. Verse .............................. ...............James Whitcomb Riley...... 199
NED'S "PLEASE." Jingle .................. ........................ S................. 336
NOVEL CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. (Illustrated by J. M. Nugent).......... Elizabeth W. Chamnpney .... 154
NOVEMBER IN THE GARDEN. Poem ...... ............ ......... ....Grace Winthrop........... 47
ON ERRANDS FOR SANTA CLAUS. Picture, drawn by F. H. Lungren ................................. 137
OUR BEST ADVERTISEMENT. Picture, from a photograph ....................... ... ............ 286
OUR POLLY. Verse. (Illustrated from photographs) .................. ......................... .. 151
PICTURES .................................. .............41, 54, 137, 197, 199, 209, 235, 286, 295, 391, 445
PICTURES FOR LITTLE GERMAN READERS. Drawn by Lizbeth B. Comins............................ 445
POPULAR POPLAR TREE, THE. Poem. (Illustrated by Katharine Pyle). .... Blanche Willis Howard .... 198
PROBLEM IN THREES, A. Verses...................... ................. Eudora S. Bumstead...... 280
PYGMY FLEET, THE. Poem. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch) ................. Tudor Jenks .............. 163
QUEEN'S NAVY, THE. (Illustrated from photographs) ......................Lieut. F. H. Smith, R. N... 16
RAINY-DAY BAG, THE ................................................... V Worstell............ 157
REPORT CONCERNING THE KING'S MOVE PUZZLE ........................................... 158, 478







CONTENTS. VII
PAGE
ROLLING PIN, THE. Song ................................ Words by Mary J. Jacques
Music by Theresa C. Holmes ......227
ROSE IN A QUEER PLACE, A. (Illustrated) .............................. Prof. Frederick Starr....... 296
ROUTINE OF THE REPUBLIC, THE. (Illustrated by H. A. Ogden and others). .Edmund Alton ........ .. 55
138, 217, 281, 348, 452
RUNAWAY DONKEY, THE BALLAD OF A. (Illustrated and engrossed by A. e
( Emilki Poulsson ......... .. 298
B renon.) ... ....... ...... .. .. ....
RUTH'S BIRTHDAY. Poem .............. .......................... P. Babcock.............. 15
SAILOR BOY DROMIOS. (Illustrated by F. H. Schell) ........................ H. Clark, U. S. N...... 374
SALLY'S VALENTINE. Verses. (Illustrated by the Author) ................... Lizbeth B. Comins.......... 318
SEEING THE REAL MIKADO. (Illustrated by R. Blum and W. Taber from
photographs) ............................ ..................... Arthur L. Sumway....... 265
SHINNEY ON THE ICE. Picture, drawn by F. H. Lungren ........................... .............. 209
SILVER HEART, THE. (Illustrated by R. B. Birch). .........................Mrs. Holman Hunt ........ 97
SIXTEENTH CENTURY CHRISTMAS, A. Play. (Illustrated by C. T. Hill) .... Charles A. IMurdock ........ 145
SIx WEEKS' IMPRISONMENT, A. (Illustrated by Louise W. Jackson) .......Sara Wyer Farwell ........ 476
SLEEPY LITTLE SCHOOL, A. Verses ......................................Malcolm Douglas ......... 373
SNOW FLOWERS, THE. Poem ................... .......................Arlo Bates ............... 245
SOMEBODY'S VALENTINE. Verses. (Illustrated by the Author) .............. Jessie McDermott......... 311
STANLEY: THE WHITE PASHA. (Illustrated).... ............ ............Noah Brooks ............. 246
STORM-BOUND SPARROWS. (Illustrated by J. M. Nugent) .................. W. Lewis Fraser .......... 358
STORY OF A DOLL-HOUSE, THE. (Illustrated by the Author) .............. Katharine Pyle............ 448
" SUCH A COMICAL WORLD! Picture, from a photograph ....................................... .41
SUN'S SISTERS, THE. (Illustrated by Oliver Herford) ...................... Hjalmar H. Boyesen ....... 331
SWEET MEMORIES. (Illustrated by J. M..Nugent).......... ..............John R. Coryell .... ....... 395
TEN WEEKS IN JAPAN. (Illustrated by R. Blum, and from photographs).... Mabel Loomis Todd ........ Io6
To MY PET. Poem ............................. .. .................... Helen Thayer Hutcheson... 414
VALENTINE, A. Song ............ ... ................ Words by Alice Wellington Rollins 466
SMusic by Kate Douglas Wiggin
WAITING FOR SANTA CLAUS. Play. (Illustrated by A. B. Davies) ......... Eudora S. Bumstead ....... 222
WASHINGTON AS AN ATHLETE ...........................................Mrs. Burton Harrison...... 337
WESTERN MEADOW-LARK, THE. (Illustrated by the Author)................ Ernest E. Thompson ..... 63
WHAT BEFELL ONE CHRISTMAS-TREE............ .................. ....M. F. ................. 317
WHEN THE BRIGADE CAME IN. (Illustrated) .............. ............... Sarah J. Prichard ......... 364
WHITE PASHA, THE. (Illustrated) .......................................Noah Brooks .............. 246
WOOD-CARVING. (Illustrated from panels carved by the Author and others) .. .John Todd Hill......... .. 41
YOUTH OF ANCIENT ROME, A. (Illustrated from photographs) ............ .Eleanor C. Lewis ......... 353
FRONTISPIECES.
Portrait of a Young Girl," from a painting by George Romney, facing Title-page of Volume-" The Little
Christmas Spy," by R. B. Birch, facing page 83 -" Remember the Tale of the Pygmy Fleet," by R. B. Birch, facing
page 163 -" If You 're Waking, Call Me Early," by Mary Hallock Foote, facing page 243 -" Under the Mistle-
toe," by Frank French, facing page 323 Elsie Leslie Lyde," from a photograph, facing page 403.

DEPARTMENTS.
PLAYS AND MUSIC.
Housekeeping Songs. (Illustrated by Miss L. B. Humphrey) ... Words by Mary J. Jacues
? Music by Theresa C. Holmes
My Lady-bird's Chamber.................................. ...................... ... 72
M making Cake ................... ............... ................... ......... 150
The Rolling Pin .... ................................ ........ .................... .... 227
A Sixteenth Century Christmas. Play. (Illustrated by C. T. Hill) ....... Charles A. Murdock........ 145
Waiting for Santa Claus. Play. (Illustrated by A. B. Davies)......... .Eudora S. Bumstead ...... 222
A Valentine. Song.................. ............. Words by Alice WTellington Rollins 6
Music by Kate Douglas Wiggin ) 466
JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT. (Illustrated.)
Introduction- Nutting Song- The Pigeons of St. Mark's Birds' Store-houses-Nuts and Mountains- The
Spider and the Wasp-"An Ill Weed Needs No Nursing"- Why Does the Nettle Sting? Another Big







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Grape-vine- The Deacon and the School-ma'am (illustrated), 70; Introduction- Blow, Wind, Blow Un-
handy Money Interesting to Babies Sand-fiddlers Patent Soap Bubbles Which is Which? What the
Knowing Poet Heard Puss Say, 152; Introduction-Suppose-A Weighty Matter-That Spinning Egg-
Money Findings Pet Humming-birds in Winter- My Bird Dot "- True Story of a Brown Thrush The
First Breakfast of the New Year (picture), 234; Introduction The Bold Violet- Clever Yellow-birds-All
Right! Grapes that Come High A Good Example- and Why ? How Grasshoppers Jump (illustrated) -
Spider Silk-A Message, 312; Introduction- George Washington's Little Joke-A Thoughtful Govern-
ment-Fancy Feet- Pussy-willows the Year Round--Tossed Off- An Ostrich Race- A New Town in
Africa-Pussy and the Ball (picture), 390; Introduction Large Kites- Must the Chinaman or the Chinese
Go? An Adventure in the Quicksands -The Largest Egg in the World (illustrated), 472.
THE LETTER-BOX. (Illustrated)....... ..... ......................... ..... 77, 156, 236, 316, 397, 474
THE RIDDLE-BOX. (Illustrated) ............................... ..... ..... 79, 59, 239, 319, 399, 479
EDITORIAL NOTES. ....................................... ................................... 236 316



































































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