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 Grandmother Nan

Title: At home
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00026035/00001
 Material Information
Title: At home
Physical Description: 28 p. : ;
Language: English
Creator: Sowerby, J. G ( John G ) ( Illustrator )
Wilcox Silver Plate Co ( Publisher )
Publisher: Wilcox Silver Plate Company
Place of Publication: London?
Publication Date: [ca. 1880?]
Subject: Poems -- 1880   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1880
Genre: Poems   ( rbgenr )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Statement of Responsibility: illustrated by J. G. Sowerby ; decorated by Thos. Crane.
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: In verse.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00026035
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 - 002045202
oclc - 25997881
notis - AKN3123

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    Grandmother Nan
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As o v *0 all who love the little folk, /]Their little ways, their little talk;T E- Who love to watch the children's ring;To see them laugh, to hear them sing:Of high degree, of low degree;At home, abroad, across the sea:Where'er an English book may gq,Our English children's ways to showIn mem'ry of their childish times, AWe dedicate this book of rhymes.. L ..-.2-SThe Baldwin LibrarySm maI! R m F " 0... ------

GRANDMOTHER NAN.I N grandmother's spectacles, dear little Nan,Sits rocking and knitting as fast as she can-Pray, who are the children that Nannie has there,One child in the cradle and one in the chair ?" My grandchildren, as you might see," answers Nannie;"Augusta was naughty, she wouldn't kiss Grannie,That is why on the high chair alone she must keep,Whilst I rock my good Amy and sing her to sleep."

9 )N,GOOD MORNING.Two little Robins,- what is it they say ?" " Get up and be happy the whole bright day:SYou three little sisters-Bab, Kitty, and Pru,We two little brothers come singing to you;And when two brother Robins come singing together,Joy comes with the Robins, and sunshiny weather."'Twas Kitty who first heard the song of the birds,She jumped out of bed and repeated the words;Now they're planning together, you plainly can see,p L The plays they will play at together, all three;SAnd when three little sisters agree all together,Joy will stay all the day, and through all kinds of weather.-^ 1'

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".. .. .. .. .. .. ... ,THE BATH-ROOM.CRIES Tom, in the bath, I'm a seal at the Zoo !"Says Ted, on the rug, "Then I'm glad I'm not you!"""Ah, but Ted," answers Tommy, "you know you're my brother;S And if am a seal, why you must be another!". '' '. ). *' *' .. :

"ELL us all about it, please:"Just a field-a group of trees,With a- river flowing by,And low hills against the sky."Then upon the other side,"HeQ has only just begun,And so little yet is done,I should find it hard to tellIf he does it ill or well." Let us leave him till it's done,Artists don't like lookers-on,Somewhere near we'll find a seat,And perhaps sonme ieadow-swveet."j|a j !:^'. '*^ .^ :* i;^ 'r ;':' .,:;* ** ^:" ^ .:' / .*'* ^ '' *' *; **, .*^ 'y "

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L[" MAID MARIGOLDVX ONE pretty tea-table,One pretty chair,One pretty maiden,All alone there.SWhere can her sister be ?SWhere is her brotherWhere can her father be ?Where is her mother ? '^ )Sa

Marigold's family,"All, I am told,Went out together,Left Marigold. n -Won't pretty Robin come ?Mousey at least-Pick up one little crumb ?Share in her feast ?No Mousey creepingSUnder her chair,S"No Robin peepingS-VCan I see there.-Nor one of her family,Came I am told,Back to have tea withMaid Marigold.

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THE FISHER BOY."CHRISTOPHER, Christopher, where do you go,With your net in your hand, when the water is low;Across the wet sand with your net in your hand,At the fall of the tide when the water is low ?"" To wade in the sea, where the small fishes be,A-shrimping and prawning," he answereth me.-AMP'

" Christopher, Christopher, what will you do,If the fishes refuse to be caught by you;If the small creatures glide into sand holes, and hide,Or swim far and wide, out to sea, from you ?""At the edge of the sea, I shall wait patiently,Till the shrimps and the fishes come swimming to me.""Christopher, Christopher, tired you will get,Sorely your arms will ache throwing the net;S When the daylight is past, and the darkness comes fast,You'll be hungry, and thirsty, and weary, and wet."Brave little Christopher, boldly he goes,Along the wet sand, where the cold water flows.i TAME DUCKS.M RS. DUCK abroad you see,With all her sons and daughters,Swimming there to take the air,And try the river waters;Says she to her young family," Don't flutter so, and flurry,-No dangers hide on either side-Tame ducks need never hurry;The little man with little gun and bullets made of lead,Went to the wood to shoot wild ducks; and he has long been dead."-= --____,~~--~ -~-~-

WILD DUCKS.PRETTY pair of wild ducksUpon the water clearTo and fro, softly go,Whilst Heron fishes near-SI wonder if they see two eyesPeep at them where they pass,For Humphrey sly, with gun close by,Is crouching on the grass;They may not see, but-oh dear meI hope they'll fly away,With might and main, to come againQuite safe another day.

POLLY.LOOK at wise little Polly, but five years old,Yet she's been out a-shopping, with silver and gold,"" And her basket holds all that a basket can hold.Look at brave little Poll, as she plods home again,With her big blue umbrella, through mud and through rain,She has two miles to go, yet she does not complain.PEN EHer basket is heavy, as soon you would findIf you ventured to lift it, but Poll doesn't mindEither burden, or weariness, shower, or wind.Good speed to you, Polly, good luck to your store;How glad you will be when you knock at the door,And mother lets in her dear Polly once more.Good bye, little Poll, you are wise, I can see,And steady and strong, and as brave as can be;When I've sixpence to spare, you shall spend it for me.

OLD-FASHIONED FLOWERS.YES, I think him a prince among flowers, Now a snowdrop or daisy-the darlings!Mr. Hollyhock, handsome and tall; I might praise them for ever, I know,SI think, too, for brightness of colour, And neither the one nor the otherMiss Poppy the queen of them all. The least bit conceited would grow.SI 't let them know that I thin so, But as for these others, 'tis reallyFor it strikes me again and again- More prudent this only to say:-Mr. Iilyh ck's slightly conceited, 1I'll trouble you, please, for a flower,Miss Popy's a little bit vain And then I will wish you goodday.

IT'S a race and they're off! yes I know;SBut we've not got a moment to spare :Poor old Tom, how he's pricking his ears!" He would gladly give both to be there.Oh. I say !-what a jerk of the reins!SHe is longing to see which will win:I just wish he was there, he would be,I am certain, the first to be in.--aNever mind, there's a jolly old horse;I assure you we realy can't wait;I must meet brother Jack at the train,And it never would do to be late.Never mind; trot along; that is right;We must go to that station to-day;But some other, we'll book for a race,You and I, and just show them the way!

MABEL.QUITE three weeks, and not a show'r ;Parched the garden, hot and dry;Drooping low was ev'ry flow'r;Little Mabel, passing by,Heard them whisper, "We shall die "Quick to save them Mabel ran,Full of pity, full of fear;Brought in haste her watering-can-Is it fancy ? Does she hearGrateful whispers, "Thank you, dear" ?A I NNN

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LITTLE CLAIRE. HnD j nIrt N her white dress kneeling there, H-"Here she is, poor little Claire !Little Claire, her father's pet!Is she likely to forget ?No each night she seems to missMore and more his loving kiss:"And each night she kneels to pray," Please God, bring him back some day."

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