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Title: The delight of the nursery
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00003356/00001
 Material Information
Title: The delight of the nursery
Alternate Title: Picture books for boys & girls nursery delight
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Walker, James P ( James Perkins ), 1829-1868
Richardson & Cox ( Engraver )
Roberts, William, b. ca. 1829 ( Engraver )
Richardson, James H ( Engraver )
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904 ( Engraver )
Dalziel Brothers ( Engraver )
Leavitt & Allen ( Publisher )
Publisher: Leavitt & Allen
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: 1860
Subject: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1860   ( lcsh )
Nursery rhymes -- 1860   ( rbgenr )
Printed boards (Binding) -- 1860   ( local )
Hand-colored illustrations -- 1860   ( local )
Bldn -- 1860
Genre: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Nursery rhymes   ( rbgenr )
Printed boards (Binding)   ( local )
Hand-colored illustrations   ( local )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
Statement of Responsibility: by J.P.W.
General Note: In verse.
General Note: Leaves printed on one side only and facing each other; each leaf has black & white ill. and text printed in red within red borders.
General Note: Ill. on front and back covers (printed board) are hand-colored.
General Note: Some ill. within Baldwin Library copy are hand-colored but probably by a young owner.
General Note: Baldwin Library copy imperfect: one leaf torn, affecting text.
General Note: Ill. engraved and variously signed: Dalziel, W. Roberts, Richardson, Avery, and Richardson-Cox.
Funding: Brittle Books Program
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00003356
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 - 002225096
oclc - 47969596
notis - ALG5368
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Table of Contents
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        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
        Page iv
    Title Page
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What do you think they would say?
Oh! mother! that nice mouse in your beak
Give us to eat, we pray.

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My father is very kind
to me,
And often takes me on
his knee.

Here are Florence
Each with a mug,

and Kate, at the river's
from which to drink.


Get out of my sight !
You're a perfect fright.

Both young and old love Susie Earl,
A kind, industrious thoughtful girl.

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This is John Place, I happen
to know,
'Though he has colored his
face as black as a crow.

Charlie and John have some
seeds from their aunt,
Which grandfather is show-
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This singular-looking but useful
Is called a Camel, and comes
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Charley to-day is full of glee;
His brother has bought him a
horse, you see.

A man and a woman, and three children, or more,
Are a pretty good load for one donkey, I'm sure.

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This boy is up on the table. you see,
Which is a singular place for a boy to be.
He wanted to know what was in the urn,
And his father put him up there to learn.

I'm laughing to think what tracks
you'd make,
If you chanced to meet this rattle-

I want to go,
You hurt me so.


The flowers have grown in letters,
To the little boy's surprise.
The letters form his name !
He can scarce believe his eyes.

Sailing a boat is very fine fun,
But if you fall in your sport is done.

Swiftly doth the Reindeer go,
Over Arctic ice and snow

Do you see the C?
'Tis plain to me.


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Ten to one these boys will get
Feet, and shoes, and clothes all wet.

With his long sharp tongue, as this bird
has need,
He catches the insects on which to feed.

Can that be a rabbit sitting there?
It seems to me he has too long hair.

In the trap this fox is tight,
And I believe it serves him right.

This is Little Nell,
Standing by the well.

Now, write away!
Well, what shall I say?


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Ever since this rich prince
Has to manhood grown,
By his treasure every pleasure
Has been made his own;
All things tasteful, bright, or rare,
From the sea, or earth, or air;
SEven this dwarf
To make him laugh:
SAll in vain to ease his pain;
S All his wealth he'd give for health.

Draw hard and aim high,
Perhaps your arrow '11 reach the sky.

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This is the palace of glass,
Wherein it came to pass
Were collected, from all countries under the sun,
Things useful and curious, from each at least one.


This statue of the Amazon was there,
Graceful and spirited beyond compare.

Also, this marble girl and boy,
To the lover of art a constant joy.

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Ten to one these boys will get
Feet, and shoes, and clothes all wet.

With his long sharp tongue, as this bird
has need,
He catches the insects on which to feed.

Can that be a rabbit sitting there?
It seems to me he has too long hair.

In the trap this fox is tight,
And I believe it serves him right.

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This is Little Nell,
Standing by the well.

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This good little boy is going to bed,
As soon as he his prayers has said.

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Only look here! don't you think that is cool,
For the master to be smoking a pipe in his school?


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Bella and Prince are excellent friends, sir;
Wherever she goes he always attends her.

How smart this
boy feels,
With a sword
at his heels.

Please, sir, give me a
I can't, my son, I
haven't any.

Well! upon my word,
That's an odd looking bird.

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Little Jane Bell
Can read very well.

This handsome, gay, young Cavalier,
Is singing a song for his lady to hear.

This house is on fire,
And nobody near,
'T will be burnt to the ground,
I very much fear.

This girl looks as comfortable as one
could wish,
Although she is sitting on the back of
a fish.

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These men are trying to kill this Knight,
But on such a swift horse, he'll be soon out of sight.

A stands for Ap-
ple, Acorn and

B stands for But-
to n, Broom-
stick and Bear.

These two were famous men: did you know it ?
Cromwell-Protector, and Milton the Poet.

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Johnny Lee ran away to sea,
But soon was homesick as he could be;
Now he is on his way back home,
Pretty well cured of his wish to roam

Oh, Johnny Lang,
You deafen me quite;
Such a clatter and bang,
Who can write ?

'Tis winter, the ground is covered with snow,
And with ice the rivers and lakes;
We put on our mittens and off we go,
Determined to try our new skates.
Up and down,
Round and round,
Rare sport,
Is it not ?

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Of all the places to build a nest,
These birds have chosen the very best;
The projecting eaves will keep out the storm,
And the south side is sunny and warm.


This is a model of a boat:
Make yours like this, and you're sure 'twill float.

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Men do not, in our day,
Go to war in this array;
Clad thus in mail, with caparisoned steeds,
They seem prepared to perform great deeds.

I can hear you ask, What have we here ?"
I'll tell you; 'tis a Calcutta Pier.

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A horse and some men; one has a long ^ |^
And a man on a mountain who looks
like a seer. What are these girls doing there?
What's a seer ? Ask mamma; .
If she don't know, then ask papa Twining wreaths to dress their hair.

Mamma aiifive children; papa away,
For his safe return we'll earnestly pray.


This little girl looks so much like her brother, But Sammy Carr
You can hardly distinguish one from the other. Reads better, far.

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Death cometh alike to all,
Good and bad, great and small.

These children were all by the bear attacked,
Which might have been a serious matter,
But the brave little girl drove him off
With a few ladles of boiling hot water.


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Don't you see he's going down ?

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And his pretty dog Ponto brought it
out quick.

These are the wicked men of blood
Who left those sweet "babes in the


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Hush, little darling, do not cry;
Don't you see that mother is nigh?
Give him to me, nurse, he will be good,
While you go and get his food.

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You see by the sky
'Tis nearly sunset,
But the old man and Fi
Have far to go yet.

Here's the clown, or buffoon, or fool of the Court,
One whose whole business 'tis to make sport.

Pity the beggar! think how sad you would be,
If you were as poor and as friendless as she.

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What a pretty group is here!
Mother and her children dear.


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Poor little orphans! how sad is the
Of those who no father nor mother
have got.

Though when left alone, God will not
forsake them,
But under his care most tenderly take


This beautiful casket of jewels and gold
Cost hundreds of dollars, I've been told.

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Naughty boys! why will you fight?
You surely know it is not right

Two little birdies on a tree,
As merry and happy as they can be.

John, let little Tommy look
At the pictures in his book:
Having seen all the pictures, and every rhyme read,
He called the good nurse to put him to bed.


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