The Baldwin Library
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Turn th- p e little maiden,
Read the vries, inerrv boy,
All your lives, vith flo ver, ar.: Iaden,
All your days are full of joy:
So, when through the book you w-ander, :
Think of those who've worked for yoiiu,
How they've-had to plot and ponder, : :. ,
Words and pictures, pages through- .. ..
Not the first time or the last time- '
Just to make a pretty pastime,
Just to make a book for you.
F. E. Vealthervly.
LONDON: NEW\ YORK:
ERNEST NISTER. E. P. DUTTON &Co.
Pmniea in Bavaiii.
Comical -aVfime icfureo.
C OMICAL Pastime Pictures,
Of fun and frolic full,
Each pretty picture turning
To another when you pull.
Try it and see, my dearies,
,You'll find it as I've said,
Red Riding Hood in the forest
Will turn to the Wolf in bed.
To the fireworks at the Palace
The Lord Mayor's Show will change,
And a Hatter will turn a Tailor-
I think you'll say that's strange.
The pussies at a party
Will turn to an old maids' tea-
I hope they won't talk scandal
Of you, my dears, or me.
As you carefully pull each picture,
And laugh at each glad rhyme,
You'll find that "Pastime Pictures"
Will merrily pass the time!
'fie Sigifs of Iondon.
OM came up from Blackberry Down
To see the sights of London Town;
The first he saw was the Lord Mayor's Show,
There's nothing like that at home, you know.
Carriages grand and horses fine,
And soldiers marching all in time;
Said Tom, as he looked at it in awe,
"It's the finest sight I ever saw!"
Then Tom to the Crystal Palace went, -
And there a glorious day he spent;
He'd never seen such a wondrous sight,'
And best of all, 'twas firework night.
Rockets went up as high as the sky,
And everyone cried out loud "Oh my!'
And Tom went back to Blackberry Down
Wishing he lived in London Town.
Here's Riding Hood IRed, and the Wolf close behind,
No-- pull doivn the picture rind see '-hat Youll 1 ind.
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Htric Ridin- Hrnod Rlrdc, and thr Wolf
N.mw pll dLI down the Pi Ct U rind tee wLht
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JI Greaf fliilake.
BIDD Y, I think you really make,
If you but knew, a great mistake.
7fI' You may be wise, you may be clever,
You'll never hatch that egg, no, never.
You'd better keep a closer guard
Over your chicks in our farmyard.
There's one of them who thought, worse luck,
That he was meant to be a duck.
He fancied, duck-like, *
he could swim, "
Alas, the pond
has swallowed him!
Another chick-it's really odd-
Is taking breakfast with a cod.
Well, that's, of course it's plain to you,
A very dangerous thing to do.
You'd better leave that egg alone,
And mind the chicks that are your own.
The Lo:rd l\JMtvor's Show is a da\ riint sii ---
Now'. fiii1I on0 thlat 1oolcr thijr bIt a n-i'Iit!
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The LnOuJd M\Jvor' Shoxv is a dayvti nIT se Sit.-'
No\v.- firil one thatt 1ooks th- be,,t at nighit
Jed Jtding 1jood
/ "', CE on a time Red Riding Hood
S" Was gathering flowers in Bluebell Wood,
The Wolf came by and said "Good Day
'. / To her in his politest way.
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'/ "Where are you going so fast?" said he.
"I'm going my Granny, sir, to see."
"May I come with you, little maid?"
"Oh no," said Riding Hood, afraid.
But when she came to Granny's cot,
Oh what a dreadful fright she got,
She found on the pillow of her bedc,
Not Granny, but the Wolf, instead.
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But Granny came in at the door '
And beat the Wolf till he was sore;
He cried, while limping off in pain, ---
"I'll never play such tricks again!"
T his e:'g \ill never hatch-vou'll find
The e-g that Bidd- hi-atched behind!
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This ee \\will never hatch-vou'll find
The e, that Biddy hitch-_d behind!
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3Jf flfe zoo.
WHICH did the children like the best
(One day there was a great contest)
Of all the animals at the Zoo,
From the Elephant to the Cockatoo?
-The Brown Be
"By the buns
I'm certain I
"Indeed you're not," the Camel cried,
"They love upon my back to ride,
Although they may not give me buns, I
I'm liked best by the little ones!"
The Elephants and the Monkeys too,
They all joined in the great to-do:
The Owl alone, like a clever bird,
Sat still and never said a word.
:ar cried "I know 'tis me!"
tical bear was he)
and the biscuits that I get,
am the greatest pet!"
At last he spoke. "You're wrong," said he,
"Of course it.s perfectly plain to see
The children like us all the best,
And no one better than the rest."
Bruin's very fond of
Now find the Camel,
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Bruin's very fond of buns.
Now find the Camel, little ones.
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L. AT, sir, yes, sir-look at that;
SJust the thing, sir, for a cat
4 Who desires to always be
In the best Society!
"Mark my words, sir, people judge
Not by coats, no, that's all fudge;
People judge a well-dressed cat
By his hat, sir, by his hat!"
"Coat, sir, yes, sir-perfect fit,
Splendid coat-just look at it;
That's the coat, sir, for a swell
Up to date, and fits you well!
"Mark my words, I'm sure of it-- --
Hats, sir, do not count a bit,
People know a dog of note
By his coat, sir, by his coat!"C.B.
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They both wvent shoppi.Iing, but place to note,
Tom bought a hat, and Tobv a coat.
Theyv bo,-th went shopping, but pl:.ie to note,
Tom bou;hlt a hat, and Toby a coat.
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SIE pussies gave a dance last night;
'i, They kept it up till morning light.
Miss Tabitha danced with young Tom Purr
A dozen times-quite wrong of her.
I also heard Miss Mew assert
That she was distinctly seen to flirt!
"Such doings are most scandalous,"
Say the three Misses Tortoiseshell, "to us!"
"We're really shocked!" exclaim all three,
Chatting over a cup of tea
"We're really glad
we didn't go,
Oh, the guests there
were behaving so!" \" i,,
But I think they'd
have been delighted-- '-'
The truth is-they
were not invited.
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The ball was fine-everyone was delighted,
Except three Tabbies, w\ho weren't invited.
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The ball was fine-everv-one was delighted,
Except three Tabbies, who weren't invited.
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Mr. Punch and his wife both:
wished to go 'O.t,
But they thought it was "low"
to be walking :libont,
So they hired a Cat, in their
To draw their cart, at sixpence a da'.
Now a friend of the Cat came by and said:
"You harness me, and I'll draw them instead,"
But the moment the harness was fixed that Cat
Tore off at a gallop after a rat!
The traces broke, and the cart was spilled,
And poor Mr. Punch and his wife were killed;
But the Cat was punished, I'm glad to say,
And the rat, after all, got safely away.