Front Cover
 Front Matter
 Title Page
 Alphabet of Fruits
 Country Alphabet
 City Alphabet
 Alphabet of Games and Sports
 Back Cover

Group Title: Aunt Louisa's Alphabet book : comprising Alphabet of fruits, Country alphabet, London alphabet, Alphabet of games & sports
Title: Aunt Louisa's Alphabet book
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00026602/00001
 Material Information
Title: Aunt Louisa's Alphabet book comprising Alphabet of fruits, Country alphabet, London alphabet, Alphabet of games & sports
Alternate Title: Alphabet book
Alphabet of fruits
Country alphabet
London alphabet
Alphabet of games & sports
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Valentine, L ( Laura ), d. 1899
Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905 ( Printer of plates )
Kronheim, Joseph Martin, 1810-1896 ( Printer of plates )
Frederick Warne and Co ( Publisher )
Scribner, Welford, and Co ( Publisher )
Publisher: Frederick Warne and Co.
Scribner, Welford, and Co.
Place of Publication: London
New York
Publication Date: [1872?]
Subject: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Fruit -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Country life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Games -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Sports -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Alphabets -- Specimens -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Juvenile literature -- London (England)   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1872   ( lcsh )
Alphabet books -- 1872   ( rbgenr )
Alphabet rhymes -- 1872   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1872
Genre: Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Alphabet books   ( rbgenr )
Alphabet rhymes   ( rbgenr )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
United States -- New York -- New York
Statement of Responsibility: with twenty-four pages of illustrations printed in colours by Evans and Kronheim.
General Note: Date of publication from inscription.
General Note: Baldwin Library copy lacking leaf of plates accompaning rhymes for "Apples, Blackberry, Currants, Damsons".
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00026602
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 - 002222560
notis - ALG2806
oclc - 59007014

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Front Matter
        Page 3
    Title Page
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Alphabet of Fruits
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
    Country Alphabet
        Page 18
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
        Page 28
        Page 29
        Page 30
    City Alphabet
        Page 31
        Page 32
        Page 33
        Page 34
        Page 35
        Page 36
        Page 37
        Page 38
        Page 39
        Page 40
        Page 41
        Page 42
    Alphabet of Games and Sports
        Page 43
        Page 44
        Page 45
        Page 46
        Page 47
        Page 48
        Page 49
        Page 50
        Page 51
        Page 52
        Page 53
        Page 54
        Page 55
    Back Cover
        Page 56
        Page 57
        Page 58
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PREFA CEA UNT LOUISA has the pleasure of offering to thecharming Little Public who are learning to readFour Alphabets taught by the loveliest and most amusingthings in Town and Country Here are beautiful Fruitsand rosy Children Cows Horses Trees and other delightsof the Country London Wonders and all sorts of Gamesand Sports When the four Alphabets have been learnedby heart her little people will find that other Books equallypretty are waiting for them at the place from which AuntLouisa sends them her Alphabet Book


A is for APPLES so rosy and roundWhich the children delight to pick upfrom the groundB for the BLACKBERRY open to allTo the rich arid the poor to cottageand hallC is for CURRANTS which Dora youseeIs picking for Tarts from the redcurrant treeD r for the DAMSONs we make intoJamWhich is often in Germany eatenwith ham

E for the ELDER with berries sobrownYou may sell them for twopence aquart in the townF for the FIo which in Italy growsAll temptingly laid in a basket in rowsG for the GRAPES which beside theswift RhineThe peasant girls gather to make intoWineSis the HAZEL NUT found in thecopseWhere the Squirrel from branch tobranch playfully hops

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I IVY BERRIES both purple and blueYou may not think them fruit butI m sure the birds doJ for the sweet russet JARGONELLEPEARWhich on shelves in the store room islaid up with careK for the KERNEL that pays us sowellFor the trouble we ve taken to openthe shellL is the fragrant and pale colouredLIMEGrowing ripe in the sun of a tropicalclime

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J for the MELOheeMNt FrenchwomansellsBy the arch within sound of the oldMinster bellsN is the NECTARINE kind JennytookTo the sick girl who lived by the sideof the brookO is for ORANGE so juicy and sweetWhich Ellen has brought for the Babyto eatP for the PEACHES which little Ann sballTo old William s dismay has struckdown from the wall

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for the QUINCE growing down inthe gladeOf which Sarah the cook will makenice MarmaladeR for the RASPBERRIES gathered atdawnFor the school children s tea by andby on the lawnS is for STRAWBERRY brilliant and redWhich we look for amongst the greenleaves of its bedT for the TAMARINDS brought fromthe WestWith Ginger and Guava in Mariner schestA

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IU and have no fruit but theGrape bearing VINEGrows in Italy Spain and beside theswift RhineW for the WALNUTS at Christmaswe eatAnd make of the shells such a capitalfleetI Y Z I must leave but youmay if you pleaseCall them FRUIT in the guise of unknown quantities


ACORNSACORNS that grow on the great oak treeMake nice little cups for Grace and meWe fill them with dew at early mornAnd make tiny rolls of seeds of cornBARNThe BARN S a capital place for playWhen we are warm on a Summer s dayThe pigeons sit on the roof and cooWhile cows are breathing a drowsy M o oCOWSCows are delightful creatures I thinkThey give us such fresh sweet milk to drinkWhen the buttercups are golden brightAnd Summer meadows with daisies whiteDUCKSDUCKS sail all day on the shining pondOf water they must be very fondBut though their feathers upon it restIt does not wet their beautiful breast1

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EGGSTo seek in the nests EGGs clean and whiteIs Sister Grace s and my delightThe basket is full of those we foundAnd three besides we laid on the groundFARMGrandmamma s FARM is a charming placeAnd very happy am I and GraceWhen we go to see her with MammaAnd walk in the fields with dear PapaGATEThere is John looking over the GATEFor Granny always thinks we are lateAnd waits in the porch for our returnAnd says To be punctual we must learnHORSESHere are the HORSES Dobbin and JoeWho backwards and forwards meekly goDragging the plough o er the stubborn soilWinning us bread by their patient toilINNAt the village INN the stage coach waitsFor here his horses the coachman baitsAnd while they drink and get a short restCalls for a glass of the landlord s best2

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JACKDAWSJACKDAWS build on the highest steepleThey are disliked by many peopleBecause when they can they always stealOr things they cannot want concealKITEJohn has a KITE which flies very highIt seems quite lost in the dark blue skyIf I could sit on its paper tailUp to the snowy clouds I would sailLADDERHere is the LADDER the gardener bringsTo mount the tree where the blackbird singsAnd gather cherries for Grace and meThey re beautifully ripe and red you seeMILLThis is the MILL where the wheel goes roundAnd wheat into nice white flour is groundThe Miller sings when his work is doneTo be a Miller must be great fun3

J Jackdaws K KiteL Ladder Mill

SNutting 0 OrchardP Plough Q QuarryT

NUTTINGNUTTING s the best of country pleasuresTo strip the green boughs of their treasuresDelights all children both rich and poorWho eagerly share the squirrels storeORCHARDJohnny and I in the ORCHARD playAnd gather apples and pears to dayNothing the rosy beauty can matchOf those in my little apron I catchPLOUGHThe PLOUGH cuts deep furrows long and straightWhile close beside it the sparrows waitTo pick up the worms on ev ry sideAnd thus for their little broods provideQUARRYIn the QUARRY men are hewing stoneA piece of rock by their side is thrownThey dig out gravel and snowy chalkIt is dangerous on the edge to walk4

R Rabbits S StilexT Team U Urchinf iBBB BB i

RABBITSThese RABBITS look very much afraidI think from their warren they have strayedTo have in the field a game of playShould they see us they will run awaySTILEThis is the STILE that we cannot climbMamma says we shall do it in timeNow we creep under the lower railingTaking firm hold of the nearest palingTEAMThe TEAM goes homeward at set of sunIts daily labour over and doneWe hope the carter off Dobbin won t slipAs he waves and cracks his long thick whipURCHINThis URCHIN belongs to the gipsy bandWho pitch their tents on Grandmamma s landHe is resting awhile his weary feetAnd listening to chimes far off but sweet5

V Vine W WaggonY weiY Yew tree Z Zig zagzH R L Bl S ff l l 4X l T iFi f

VINEThe VINE looks pretty upon the wallFrom its stem the purple clusters fallCould you think when you look at a VineSuch little berriesfwould make strong wineWAGGONThe WAGGON moves slowly up the roadThe horses find it a heavy loadFor it is full of all sorts of thingsThat home from market the carter bringsX YEWThe sails of the Mill make an X you seeAnd down below grows an old YEW treeTo eat its red berries be afraidBows from its wood long ago were madeZIG ZAGZIG ZAG goes the path up the steep hillPast the old yew tree under the millWe have not time up its turns to runFor our country visit now is done6

APPLE STALLThe APPLE STALL stands at the end of the streetWith piles of ripe apples bright rosy and sweetOld Sarah is honest and civil to allSo Arthur my dear we will buy at her stallBAZAARThe BAZAAR is full of such beautiful thingsOf dolls carts and horses and toys upon springsThe children are puzzled to know what to buyAnd George at its wonders does nothing but pryCABMANWe have lost our way Sister Mary and ISo good Mr CABMAN we beg you will tryAnd carry us home if you wish to know whereT is the corner house of a very fine squareDUSTMENWe are only poor DUSTMEN of this great townOn our labour people are apt to look downBut if nobody carried the rubbish awayI think very few in the city could stay1

A Apple stall B BazaarC Cabs D ustmani y

ENGINEHere comes the great FIRE ENGINE rushing alongWith seven brave Firemen bold daring and strongThe smoke rises thickly the sky is quite redIf they don t put it out soon the fire will spreadFOGThere s a yellow FOG in the City to dayWe can scarcely see there an inch of our wayBut the little link boy will lend us his lightAnd lead puzzled people all through it quite rightGUNSBANG go the GUNs with a terrible noiseBut they do not frighten brave little boysAnd Johnny would wish for no better funThan to try if HE couldn t fire off a gunHORSE GUARDSThe HORSE GUARDS are coming I see the shineOf their swords as they trot in stately lineIn war they fight bravely as people knowWho remember the great war long ago2

SEngine Fire engine F FogGC Gm H Horse Guards

IDLERSThese IDLERS who loiter about all dayAre quite a disgrace to the Queen s highwayFor laziness only has made them poorAnd reduced them to beg from door to doorJAILThe JAIL too often becomes the last homeOf beggars who through the streets idly roamFor that idle hands find mischief to doIs a proverb found to be always trueKING WILLIAM S STATUEKING WILLIAM S STATUE looks calmly downOn the busiest street of this great townWhere all is hurry and bustle and noiseOf men and women carts horses and boysLAMPLIGHTERThe LAMPLIGHTER hastens the gas to lightThat streets may be cheerful and safe at nightHow prettily in a long twinkling lineGrowing smaller and smaller the bright lamps shine3

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M MonumentI rN ANews Boy0 Omnibus P Punchi

MONUMENTThe MONUMENT stands on the very spotWhere the Great Fire never to be forgotBroke out in the days when gay Charles was KingAnd burnt and destroyed almost everythingNEWS BOYThe NEWS BOY though little does a good tradeMorning and evening his pennies are madeThe Times and the Standard you hear him cryOr Daily Telegraph which will you buyOMNIBUSOMNIBUS Ma am just a going to the ZooThere s room inside for the children and youStep in if you please Miss we cannot waitWe will set you down quite close to the gatePUNCHOur friends PUNCH and Toby display their featsAt the corner of many London streetsThe tricks of the puppets all of us knowYet we always laugh at the funny show4

SQuee R RiverS Steamer T Towerr

QUEENQUEEN VICTORIA now sits on the throneA better QUEEN England never has knownThough the nation owed much we must confessTo the brave wise rule of our good QUEEN BESSRIVERThe RIVER the River sparkles and playsAs if it rejoiced in the sun s bright raysMamma if you love your little daughterPlease let me go on the shining waterSTEAMERThe STEAMER puffs out a long cloud of steamAs it cuts its way through the rippling streamMamma dear I wonder how I should feelIf I were the man who stands by the wheelTOWERThe TOWER of London is dark grey and oldSad tales of its dismal towers are toldThe two little Princes in it were slainThat cruel King Richard the Third might reign5

JU Underground Railway W WestminsterV VolunteerXX Y Policemen s No Z Zoological Gardensaj

UNDERGROUND RAILWAYInto the darkness and out of the lightThe UNDERGROUND RAILWAY carries us quiteThey have taken a lesson from the molesAnd burrow like them in underground holesVOLUNTEERS AND WESTMINSTERThe brave VOLUNTEERS in St James s ParkGo to drill in the ev ning before it is darkPast the Parliament Houses at WESTMINSTER whereThe Lords and the Commons make laws just and fairx YThese are Policemen their numbers x YHow that boy laughs as he sees them march byIf they should look round away he would runThough he is not naughty tis only fanZOOLOGICAL GARDENSThe ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS to dayAre full of happy young creatures at playBut the tiger seems thinking What a treatSuch nice little morsels would be to eat6


a Aunt Sally B Blind M an s BuffN r F iSC Croquet D Dancing

AUNT SALLYMilly is come on a visit to her cousins John Tom and George They havebrought her into the meadow to see them play at AUNT SALLY andMilly has taken a stick and means to try if she cannot join in the boysgame but I do not think she will be able to knock the pipe out of theold lady s mouth for little girls are not clever at throwing perhaps becausethey don t practise with stones as boys doBLIND MAN S BUFFMilly s Aunt gave a children s party in the evening and they played atBLIND MAN S BUFF in the great hall Poor little Tom was thrown downand hurt himself a little but he was a brave spirited boy and would notcry John was a long time blind man before he could catch any oneCROQUETThe next day they played CROQUET on the lawn and Milly was ableto strike John s ball a long way off though she had not once been ableto knock Aunt Sally s pipe out of her mouth But then she had practisedCroquet and had not practised throwing sticks at Aunt SallyDANCINGEvery child loves DANCING Milly was very fond of it and enjoyeda galop that evening to kind Aunt Jane s playing It is good for littlechildren to dance in summer on the fresh green grass among the daisiesand in winter in the house when daylight is over1

E Egg Hat F Fly the GarterG Gymnastics H Hoopb

EGG HATEGG HAT is a boy s game not fit for Milly John is going to throwthe ball he holds into one of those four hats The other boys watch inorder to be ready the instant he has done so to run away except theone into whose cap the ball happens to be thrown He must rush quicklyto pick it up and throw it after his playfellows But if they run veryfast he will not be able to hit any of them with itFLY THE GARTERFLY THE GARTER is also a boy s game I hope little Tom will notfall Johnny stands very firmly to let his tiny brother jump safelyGYMNASTICSGYMNASTICs what a hard word But you know it because you oftensee your brothers doing gymnastics Bending and jumping and swingingand climbing might Baby thinks be called by an easier nameHOOPSHooPs are toys for both boys and girls Milly enjoys trundling hers asmuch as her cousins do but that unlucky Tommy has fallen down againHis hoop went too fast for him and in trying to strike it he slippedand down he came but he will not be hurt on the grass as he was onthe hall floor2

I Ice Sliding J Jump Little Nag tailK Kite L Leap Frog M1 MarblesKizi 8 I1

ICEIt is winter now and the ICE is thick enough for the boys to slide onit It is George who has fallen down this time not Tom Sliding onthe ice is great fun and keeps little people warm but if it broke theywould fall into the water They should never slide on it without firstasking leave to do so for if it were to break and they fell in theymight be drownedJUMP LITTLE NAG TAILJUMP LITTLE NAG TAIL and take care not to fall off Tommy is littleNag tail He is nearly as small as a fairy and he jumps very easilyJohn is the Post that is the boy who stands against the wall Theseleaping games make boys active and strong but elder brothers must takecare that the little ones are not hurt while playing at themKITEThe KITE is a very nice plaything It is quite pleasant to see itfloating up in the air I wonder said Milly to Cousin John if thebirds think it is a new creature come to live with them No repliedJohn they are too cunning to be so deceived Besides they have seenboys fly kites for hundreds of years Milly and they must know themquite well by this time But Milly did not feel sure that John was rightLEAP FROG MARBLESLEAP FROG is a good game for tall boys but the little ones likeMARBLES better Milly has made Tom a smart red bag to keep hismarbles in so that he should not lose them He is quite proud of it3

NORTHERN SPELLNORTHERN SPELL is a very uncommon game but when John s Scotchcousins came on a visit they taught it to the boys who liked it verymuch It is pleasant to change one s play sometimes and still pleasanterto be willing to please one s little friendsBOYSTER GROTTOMaking an OYSTER GROTTO is the favourite amusement of Milly and hersisters when she is at home She asks the cook to save all the oystershells and then they build the grotto It is such a snug little house forthe dolls and sometimes they make believe that it is an oven and playat cooks baking cakes and pies The cakes are large smooth pebbles andthe pies are made of rich yellow mud The cakes are hard enough whenthey are put in the mud pies if baked long enough are delightfully crispPEG TOPPEG TOP amuses boys A top is to a boy just what a doll is to agirl George is holding his hand down for his top to spin up on it whichI dare say it will do by and bye just as if it knew its little master andwished to be friendlyQUOITSQuoITS is a very old game Greek and Roman boys used to play at itand the old English people loved it also But very little children cannotplay at quoits they must wait till they are big enough to do so4

N Northern Spell 0 Oyster GrottoBoP Peg Top Q Quoits4 rH1k H e i pI z1 B 1 kMB m H w l i i Ti siiilSai3 rA l I flAP Peg Top Q Quoits

RIDINGRIDING is delightful even if it is only on Donkeys How fast thelittle riders go Milly s hat has blown off and George is left behind hisnaughty donkey has thrown him off Fido the dog seems to enjoy therace as much as the children The poor donkey boy has hard work infollowing themSHUTTLECOCKSHUTTLECOCK is a very pretty game Milly can keep it up for ahundred times but Annie is not so clever at it Shuttlecock can beplayed by two as well as by one You see John and George are playingtogether and it is rather a better game than the single oneTRAP BALLTRAP BALL is very amusing as indeed all games of ball are Childrenhave always loved balls and always will even men like them you knowand make playthings of them at cricket Little Chinese children play balldifferently from English children They do not throw the ball upwards butdown to the ground and catch it or strike it back as it reboundsUNDEREverybody knows the game of Hide and Seek UNDER is a verynice way of playing it but I think I SrY the good old way ismerrier Little ones can play at this game with the elder children and willenjoy it quite as much as their tall brothers5

RB Riding S ShuttlecockT Trap Ball UT Under Hide and Seeka AA

VAULTING HORSEJohn s Uncle has given him a VAULTING HORSE to make him activein leaping He likes it very much and thinks it much finer than his oldwooden horse which he means now to give to Baby He has called hisnew plaything Pretender because a horse of that name won the Derbybut I think it will be a long time before this animal wins a raceWHIP TOPWHIP TOP is more amusing than peg top The boys have to make thetop go by whipping it fast and hard In winter whip top keeps themwarm and is a merry gameXMAS GAMESXMAS GAMES are liked by both young and old These children areplaying Why when and where and John is just guessing the wordHe is not right as you will see by George and Milly s smilesYULE LOGA YULE LOG is a fine great piece of wood to put on the Christmasfire and make it blaze brightly The elder boys have asked leave to pullit home and the little ones are waving holly over it to show they areglad Yule is an old name for ChristmasZANYA ZANY is a funny Clown who amuses us when Christmas holidaysbring the Pantomime And with him we end the Alphabet of Games andSports wishing you a great deal of pleasure from both Games and Pictures6

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