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 Bright Happy Days
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Title: Bright happy days
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00026031/00001
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Title: Bright happy days
Physical Description: 10 p. : ill. ; 32 cm.
Language: English
Creator: McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
Publisher: McLoughlin Bros.
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: [between 1880 and 1889]
Subject: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1885   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1885
Genre: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
General Note: Cover title.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00026031
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 - 002245637
oclc - 52940356
notis - ALJ6644

Table of Contents
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    Bright Happy Days
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    Back Cover
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"W ELL met, my little man!0 VYIR@ON Now tell me, if you can,.- The very nicest wayi_- To spend the long, long day."S "Well, sir, my mother says,4i " Of all the pretty ways_ To make the day seem bright,___ ___ The best is, just do right !"A BUSY "DEAR."A BRIGHT little maid I know, over the way,Is up from her pillow at break of day.1Hands and face she washes, and combs her hair:Twin pretty brown braids she ties up with care.When breakfast is over, she washes the dishes,en hurries away to know Mamma's wishes.She brushes thechambers, the stairs,and the hall,Puts them in orderje and that isn't all;She clears from the steps the dead leaves that fall,k'Q And hastens again at Mamma's low call.r ~i What more she is doing, I'm sure I don't know.If your mother should need it, would yozu do so?Her name, if I knew, I should tell it here,But I think they do right to call her " Dear."The Baldin ibrary,{r. ... _x

MARY'S LAMB.MARY had a little lambIts fleece was white as snow;And everywhere that Mary went,The lamb was sure to go.{ ^" That was against the rule;It made the children laugh and play,S. T o see a lam b at sch oo l.So the teacher turned him out,But still he lingered near,And waited patiently about,"Till Mary did appear.!; 4" What makes the lamb loveMary so ?"The eager children cry."Oh, Mary loves the lamb,you know,"Tlhe teacher did reply.. THE PADDLERS.W E take off ourV shoes and stockings,4And dip our feetin the pool,The bottom is cleanand sandy,"And the water niceand cool;And, for fun, we dip inour Dolls, too,"And pretend it's theirswimming schoolLA.

THE TOYS' FROLIC." H E toy shop's doorswere closed at last,c And streets were quietgrowing,Only a straya policeman passed,"One glance withinbestowing. lThe leaden soldiers, from their box, Se ta s ,Eiled up and down the cases, 'And Jacks-in-boxes burst their /locks, --leAnd popped up with grim faces.Fine dolls leaped lightly to the floorAnd held a dazzling levee;Punches and Judy's, by the scoreLooked on-a giddy bevy.Sleek elephants and donkeys shook "Those high-priced dolls in richTheir heads at poodles curly; brocade,The ducks all quacked, and never From Paris just imported,slacked Delighted are to promenade,That lively hurly-burly. By Jumping Jacks escorted." \e grow so weary on our shelves,- " We wind the music-boxes up;So tired of being gazed at,- Set locomotives flying;That now we try to please ourselves; Spread tea-sets, and sit down to sup,Our fun you'd be amazed at. Tin parrots o'er us crying."But when the toy-shop opens, thenS;'-/ They find us in our places;Dolls stare from heaped-up shelvesagain,And toys are in their cases.

WHO WILL WINK FIRST?SPON the wide arms of grand-Spapa's chairLittle Sir Trotty and Polly the fair,Like two little rabbits sit perchedon each side, P2And stare at each other with eyesopen wide.Don't whisper, don't laugh, don'tdisturb them, I pray;For " \WVho will wink first?" is the jgame that they play.SIX YEARS OLD.W HAT do you think, doll Rosa? Yes, this is why my dear MammaLook sharp at me, and say! Has dressed you up so gay,What do you think has happened ? And brought you here to visit me,-I'm six years old to-day! I'm six years old to-day!You see how fast I'm growing?.Oh, I forgot, you know,That you had only met meAn hour or two ago!I've grown a year since yesterday;SMy Papa told me so;I'm sure I didn't feel so tallA day or two ago.And don't you think, doll Rosa,I'm most too old to play ?I really feel quite busy,Because I'm six to-day.I guess I'll help Mamma awhile;I wonder what she'll say!And after that we'll celebrate,Because I'm six to-day./

"RHYMES OF THE MONTHS AND SEASONS.MARCH.W W ITH roar and bluster, fierce and wild,March, like a bold, unruly child,So harsh and rude a temper shows,We are not sorry when he goes.APRIL.Fickle April next appears,Wreathed in smiles, and bathed in tears,For she divides the passing hours'Twixt sunny gleams and drenching showers.MAY.Then comes the sweet and smiling May,Adorned with blossoms bright and gay:In every heart, her tender graceSecures for this dear month a place.-ow tte birds make tte air witt sweet metodg rin ,SA t:hey pour forth their tjad notes to welcome dear SPRN6JUNE."" Amid a wealth of splendid roses,June her laughing face discloses:With beauty fullest, finest, rarest,She of months is surely fairest.JULY.Long are the days of hot July,Beneath his blue but ardent sky:Guns and cannons he sets roaring,And rockets swiftly heavenward soaring.AUGUST.When August pours his fervid heatO'er yellow fields of ripening wheat,With brvit ros croqd SE coes as a Queeq., Delighted are the girls and boys,"-LrAd Earmtll eaUt ter srway at its arest Is seeln For then they taste Vacation's joys.::;1; : ii; '^ ./ i. t 's:;.;1 : ^ 1 .. *. I ,, ;- 1 11,' ..' ^ ^^^

RHYMES OF THE MONTHS AND SEASONS.SEPTEMBER.Now the Outing Days are o'er,And lessons must be learned once more; sNow on apple, peach, and pear,September lets us richly fare.OCTOBER.Oh, the bright October days,When woods with fiery color blaze,And Indian Summer's golden glowMakes Nature's beauty fairer show!NOVEMBER.November strips the boughs quite bare,And chills us with his frosty air;But one good word for him we'll say:He brings to us Thanksgiving Day.-AUTUMN a rtcl feast of fruits for us spreadsJApd pa[Qts all tle landscape 1,, qello0us dad redsDECEMBER.December, oh, December dear,We all rejoice when you are here!You have our fondest love, becauseWith you comes good old Santa Claus!JANUARY.When January comes, we say good-byeTo the poor old year, who has to die,S/ And greet with smiles the youngster gayWho in his place then comes to stay.FEBRUARY.No colder month has all the yearThan February, short but drear,Yet, though his icy blasts may freeze us,Thou b kee9ly tle cold winds of WINTER nPaq blout His Valentines amuse and please us.Tbere is frohe and sporP to be had iii tie snowLA:

GOSSIP." H, what do you think/ I saw to-day ?"S" "I'm sure I don't know-" '" tell me pray!"" As I passed by" on my way to tea,", "' I saw two people under a tree!.- ./ '"And one was-you know,and one was--yes-/ r I thought if I told you/ you would guess;S. And he looked shy,"- and so did she-Two little people under a tree!" In his hand he carrieda posy sweet,Her hat lay forgotten at her feet; ,And he gave her the flowerswith smile so fair,And she thanked himwith a curtsey-there" !With an " Oh, I never!" .and "No, indeed !"These two little gossipsboth agreed,"Twas a very pretty sight to see, .iitAnd talk about over a cup of tea! .,C. B.I; ~i.(/

FOUR GOOD FRIENDS."/ LOUISA has a paonyAnd when sheby her side,What a merry timea <the four have!How they allen joy their runI don't think ahappier partyAd tCould be foundbeneath the sun.THE LECTURE.SHEIR little mistress shook her head,"Oh, doggies, dear, it's true,It makes me very sad indeed ,To have to lecture you. r. "They tell me, Pincher, naughty dog, ,You chase poor little cats;And that your puppieswith their teethTear up the rugsand mats!" IThen Pincher and thepuppies sighed,They knew they'd 1 iidone amiss; i"The lecture's done,"their mistress cried,And gave them each a kiss.r A

O NCE I saw a little bird come hop, hop, hop,So I cried, "Little bird, will you stop, stop, stop,"And went to the window to say how do you do,But he shook his little tail, and far away he flew.THE GARDEN SEAT.S K N O W a p leasan tshady nook,And when theweather's warmand fair,I like to go withPuss and Flo,And sit and domy sewingthere.Flo's my doll,and it'sto keep4 Her dressed inhandsomestyle Isew;S It takes a lotof realhard work" :::; 'g To make an"elegantgown, youknow.

!LOA04-1THE DAY THEY SPENT AT THE SEASIDE.D OWN beside the beautiful sea, They had a row, they had a sail,That's where the children And even had it blown a gale,love to be; They were quite safe,Building sandcastles on the shore, you'll understand;And listening to the breakers' roar. For they only sailed upon dry land.They spent the whole day by the sea,And then they went home tired to tea;'Twould take a big book, I declare,To tell you half they did down there!fco-^. -.. ; < ... .J ''-*,- .. ..w ^

TEA IN THE WOODS.ST AKE for a table the stump of a tree,SCut bread and butter and pour out the tea;SThere's only one cup amongst the four;It's tea in the woods, so who wants more ?There's lots of sugar and plenty of milk,The grass is a carpet soft as silk;., {/! i ,v '<; oor tea te Nursery pray who cares,>"e^ V^^th proper table and cloth and chairs? ,-141,4, V ,\\ /filt 'fTea in the woods is a lovely thing,Tea in the woods is a meal for a king.

LAZY JANE.SF you go down Thimble Court,4 And turn up Needle Lane,i Then thread your way round Bodkin Row,In Scissors Street lives Jane."She is an idle lassie,iAnd does not care to sew,, Shell never make a tidy dame,Kf Should she grow up, I know./' For girls must learn to hem and fell,SAnd darn and stitch precisely;Y^ I wonder if the little maidWho reads this rhyme,_ sews nicely?THE RECRUIT.COMMANDER Tom has a new recruit,SHe's rather young, but I hope he'll suit,He's brave enough, andthough he's small,He 's better than norecruit at all.With cap on head Vand gun on shoulder,Not one in the regimentlooks bolder;"Though he can't shoot a bit,may be, I IWhen he barks,I ihe'll frighten the enemy.

OVER THE GARDEN WALL."WATHOSE is this garden, my pretty maid ?"" I am the owner, sir," she said."What grows in your garden, my pretty maid?""Flowers of'all sorts, sir," she said." Are they all beautiful, my pretty maid ?"" Each has its merits, sir," she said." I think you excel them, my pretty maid."" Oh you are flattering, sir !" she said.THE SNOW MAN.HREE merry little maidens.They went to bedone night;"When they woke upin the morning,They found the world .all white;" Now let us makea Snow-man,"Exclaimed theywith delight.Then out intothe gardenThese merry maidsdid go,And worked awaylike beavers,Till cheeks werein a glow,And soon theyhad completed<This mightyMan of Snow.

NIPPER AND THE SUGAR. 1NIPPER wants that sugar so,But won't touch it, oh dear, no;Just say " Paid for"-off his nose,Quick as thought, the sugar goes. e slg.IT SERVES HIM RIGHT. i"<" H, Toby dear, you look so sad, -1 I know the toothache's very bad, i 1But still I can't feel sorry, quite,Because I think it serves you right. --" Not satisfied with all your own,You came and stole away my bone;Your toothache's neither more nor lessThan punishment for greediness." It serves you rightif you are ill,_[ L And have to takeP both draught-- -and pill;5P, With that bad toothand tied up head,SI think you'd better, go to bed., ,To-morrow morn,without a doubt,You'll have to haveit taken out;Next time you'llleave mybone alone,And be contentedwith your own."/=

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