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 Our Darlings' A.B.C. Book
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Title: Our darlings' A.B.C. book
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00025802/00001
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Title: Our darlings' A.B.C. book
Alternate Title: Our darlings' A B C book
Physical Description: 8 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Ostrander, Fannie Eliza, d.1921
W.B. Conkey Company ( Publisher )
Publisher: W.B. Conkey Company
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: c1880
Subject: Alphabet rhymes -- 1880   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1880
Genre: Alphabet rhymes   ( rbgenr )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
General Note: Title from cover.
General Note: Caption title: Our darlings' A B C book.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00025802
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 - 001865626
oclc - 28946040
notis - AJU0127
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
    Our Darlings' A.B.C. Book
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        Page 3
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    Back Cover
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Our Xarlinzs' X S? C 2?ookis the letter that standsfor Alma,And also for Arthur,her lover;One is a princess,the other a prince,Who has roamedthe wide worldover.is for Bridegroom andfor BrideTwo little sweethearts,side byside.C comes first in Clara,you see;Her hair is as yellow asdaffodil-dee.Run on, little girl, withyour hoop and stick-To keep in line is quite a trick.The Baldwin LibraryB.,d;

D is for Donald, so gallant and fair;From the tips of his fingers he wafts onthe airA kiss for the dark-eyed maiden below.is for Edna, whosecheeks are aglowFrom the smile of thesun in her ownhappy land,Where she sang withthe birds as one oftheir band.

-that is Frank, sosturdy and strong;He would like towork in the fieldall day long,And sing at his worka merry song.G means Grace,with herpleasantface;The kittiesplay at herfeet.v She is knittinga stocking,as yousee-I'm sure it will beneat.for Helenand Hildatoo;What do you _think theyare goingto do?

I is for Ira, so merry and gay,Who scatters the roses in mischievous play.See how roguish he looks, the sweet little boy,As he peeps o'er the wall at his playmateso coy!J stands for Joy and Jolly too-day through. a"for Kathie, whoputs up herdear littlehands;But the fra-grantshowerpelts her aslaughing shestands.

"begins Lawrence, as you see-A lad to be proud of where'erhe may beHe is ready for olay, or he's readyfor work,For iawrence is neverthe boy who will shirk.With his sturdy air andhis suit so trim,"Tell me, what do you think of him?Always and ever my boy you'll find,Honest and manly, true and kind.is for Milly, holdingher cat;He's not very big, buthe's pretty fat.Milly and kitty arehappy together,And merry as canbe in all sorts ofweather.There, little kitty, by-lo-by!You can go to sleep if you try.

stands for Ned, theHighlandladdie,And abonnybairn ishe;He can danceS the flingAnd merrily sing;Oh, he- is gay and free!His plaid, ;t is brightAnd his face is alight.is the letter that leads inOra;She is learning to dance,I ween.With her dress so dainty,and faceso fair,She isI lovelyas any queen.Dance on, little girl,S With your hair a-curl.

for Pigeons-one, two, three,four;They'Ve hadsome crumbs,a nd they wantsome more.Phenie says,"Come," and holds up her finger,And, as you see, "_they are pleasedto linger.is the letter thatstands forQueerWhat do you thinkit is doing here?R for Ruth-the doggiesrun out tomeet her.She has just-~- "a come home,and they'reglad to- -greet her.

is first in the sweet nameStella,And Stella is fair to see.With her dainty cap andher snowy apron,A perfect maid is she.The tray she bears withhands so steady-She will bring it to youwhen you are ready.SI think, must beTheodore,For that is a noblename;And U for the Useof the wings heSwears-o They will bearhim up tofame.

From theland so faraway.She loves herprecious dolly,If she can't think whatto say;And she will learnto talk"As well as any one,some day.for Winifred, poor littlegirl,And W also forWeep;"Cheer up, little maiden,all will come right,Be the troublenever sodeep.

K K-that is Xerxes,He's sleepy, it seems;SSo am I too,' So good-night, andsweet dreams.Y is for You,Little girlies all;Be careful and don'tLet the dollies fall.stands for Zenie,Asleep on the floor.Shut up thebook--You won't <find any >mor.e.-Fannie E. Oshrander.

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