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Visit of St. Nicholas

Material Information

Title:
Visit of St. Nicholas
Series Title:
Aunt Louisa's big picture series
Uniform Title:
Night before Christmas
Added title page title:
Visit from St. Nicholas
Creator:
Moore, Clement Clarke, 1779-1863
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902 ( Illustrator )
McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
Donor:
Egolf, Robert
Place of Publication:
New York
Publisher:
McLoughlin Bros.
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
[10] leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Christmas -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Baldwin -- 1872
Genre:
non-fiction ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- New York -- New York

Notes

General Note:
In verse.
General Note:
Ascribed to Clement Clarke Moore.
General Note:
Caption title: A visit from St. Nicholas.
General Note:
Text on p. [2]-[3] of cover; publisher's advertisement on p. [4] of cover.
Funding:
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
General Note:
Baldwin Library c. 2 has variant cover.
General Note:
Baldwin Library c. 2 donated by Robert Egolf.
Statement of Responsibility:
illustrated by Thos. Nast.

Record Information

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
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Resource Identifier:
026035389 ( ALEPH )
13466263 ( OCLC )
ALD9328 ( NOTIS )

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ND Mama in her kerchief

a and I in my cap,

Had just settled our brains
for a long winter’s nap—

When out on the lawn




there rose such a clatter,

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter ;
‘Away to the window I flew like a flash,

"4 Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash,
The moon, on the breast of the new-fallen snow,

Gave a lustre of mid-day to objects below;

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,

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When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So, up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With a sleigh full of toys—and St. Nicholas too.
And then in a twinkling I heard on the roof, ,
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof;
As I drew in my head, and was turing around,
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His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry;

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow!

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath.

He had a broad face and a little round belly

That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.

He was chubby and plump—a right jolly old elf;

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the series have become almost juvenile classics.

Ten Little Nigvers.
Nine Niggers More.
Ten Little Mulligan Guards.
Alphabet of Country Scenes.

Puss in Boots.
My Mother.




Fat Boy.




“6

Three Bears.

Tom Thumb.

Visit to the Menagerie.

Home Games fer Boys.

| Home Games for Girls.

| Yankee Doodle.
Robinson Crusoe.
White Cat.

| Hey Diddle Diddle.

Jack and the Bean-Stalk.

Hare and Tortoise.
















~ House that Ja
Wild Animals.





BIG PICTU

Children in the Wood.

Baby. | Visit of St. Nicholas.
Putnam. & ‘
Pocahontas.

Santa Claus and his Works.

Domestic Animals.
Kindness to Animals.
Home Kindness.

Rip Van Winkle.
_Humpty Dumpty.—Vol. 1.
Humpty Dumpty.—Vol. 2.
Nursery Rhymes.



| Wild Animals.—Part Two.

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AUT
Kc h ll th h the h
RS when a rough the house

_wWS ves
Ss. Not a creature was stirring,

yy
SS Ly
DISvss re
PP
HO -










a qj Ny KORY WAS the night before Christmas,





>

Sen SS ae not even a mouse;

C The stockings were hung by the chimney
with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be
there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;





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LIL OLD






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The Baldwin Library
University

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A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS.

ND Mama in her kerchief

a and I in my cap,

Had just settled our brains
for a long winter’s nap—

When out on the lawn




there rose such a clatter,

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter ;
‘Away to the window I flew like a flash,

"4 Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash,
The moon, on the breast of the new-fallen snow,

Gave a lustre of mid-day to objects below;

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.


atte?

meals




































































































"And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name—

“Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!



C Fy f On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Dunder and Blitzen
Ss To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall!
Now, dash away, dash away, dash away all!”
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So, up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With a sleigh full of toys—and St. Nicholas too.
And then in a twinkling I heard on the roof, ,
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof;
As I drew in my head, and was turing around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot,

And hig clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot:

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bundle of toys he had flung on his back,

And he looked like a pedlar just opening his
pack ;

His eyes how they twinkled! his dimples how merry—

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry;

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow!

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath.

He had a broad face and a little round belly

That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.

He was chubby and plump—a right jolly old elf;

And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself.

A wink of his eye, and a twist of his head,

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

nerPRT
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ZZ
BO

Seer
Te.
Cis,

ZZ
ONS a

SA
Zs;
eZ.



de







"
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose,



And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle,

fs, ; ‘A
Gi >
Ll. SA

ep SS
AT) S
Aid (Gare
CN eye
nny ave Wn.)

Hy







FROM ST. NICHOLAS.

A VISIT

AM sy

Mtr TH

yam

HUY}

TO ALL,



AND TO ALL






Meg











the series have become almost juvenile classics.

Ten Little Nigvers.
Nine Niggers More.
Ten Little Mulligan Guards.
Alphabet of Country Scenes.

Puss in Boots.
My Mother.




Fat Boy.




“6

Three Bears.

Tom Thumb.

Visit to the Menagerie.

Home Games fer Boys.

| Home Games for Girls.

| Yankee Doodle.
Robinson Crusoe.
White Cat.

| Hey Diddle Diddle.

Jack and the Bean-Stalk.

Hare and Tortoise.
















~ House that Ja
Wild Animals.





BIG PICTU

Children in the Wood.

Baby. | Visit of St. Nicholas.
Putnam. & ‘
Pocahontas.

Santa Claus and his Works.

Domestic Animals.
Kindness to Animals.
Home Kindness.

Rip Van Winkle.
_Humpty Dumpty.—Vol. 1.
Humpty Dumpty.—Vol. 2.
Nursery Rhymes.



| Wild Animals.—Part Two.

OUISA’S

RE BOOKS.
TWENTY-FIVE CN 9S SP cH.

Comprise fifty kinds, representing the finest Picture Books that can be found in the market,
fine paper, specially prepared by ourselves, with a view of producing the best effects in color.
illustrations have been executed by the best artists, and give the books pre-eminence as an attractive line for young
people. The language employed is simple, and easily understood by those for whom they ave intended, and many of

4to. Demi, with six to twelve illustrated pages.
NOTE.—Any of these Books can be had Mounted on Linen.

They are printed upon
The designs for the

Price, Sixty Cents each.

Mother Hubbard’s Dog.

| Tit, Tiny, and Tittens.

‘Four-Footed Friends.

| Three Little Kittens.

Three Good Friends.

Cock Robin. ;

The Froggy who would a woo-

“in German. ing go.

Nonsense for Girls.

World-Wide Fables.

Cinderella and the Little Glass
Slipper. f

IN PRESS.

Henny Penny.

Little Red Riding Hood.
| The Bears.
The Monkeys.

in German.



ck Built.
Part One.












New Paper Dolls.

The most Amusement at little cost that can be found.

SIX CENTS EACH. | TEN CENTS HACH.
Rolly Prim. GertyGood. | LottieLove. Myra Mild.
Jennie June. Bessie Bliss,
FIFTEEN CENTS EACH.

Dottie Dimple. Susie Simple. Bertie Bright.

Bride, Bridesmaid, and Groomsman.



Dolly Varden Dolls.

LASER GE Sra eS.
Figures cut out, and put up in Fine Envelopes.





TWENTY-FIVE CENTS EACH,

Baby Blue. Bertha Blonde.

Betsy Brunette.



_ STANDARD FOLDING GAME BOARDS, |

Each Game played upon a separate and large. +

i sized design.

Piugrim’s Progress contains the games of Pilgrim’s Pro-
| gress, Tower of Babel, and*Going to Sunday School. Three
_ Moral games in one Board. he Pilgrim’s Progress is unsur-
passed in beauty of coloring and artistic excellence. The design
of the Tower of Babel is a splendid representation of the Bibl‘ea‘
| Tower, some fifteen inches in height. The Sunday School san:
is a novelty in appearance. Played with the Indicator, 'a new
| method of playing games, superior to dice and teetotums, and
wholly unobjectionable...................-2 Price,

The Jerome Steeple Chase Game contains three
| games—The Steeple Chase Game, Balky Horse, and Pool—in



the same style as foregoing................0. Price, $2.00
Life’s Mishaps and Domino Rex - two gares in
Ghe DOurdieaes Mot So... ee Price, $1.00

Captive Princess—The simplest and best game published.
New method throughout. Directions for playing occupy only



ben TNeR ese ee wok. oe. . cr Price, $1.90