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Santa Claus and his works

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Title:
Santa Claus and his works
Creator:
Webster, George P
McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
Place of Publication:
New York
Publisher:
McLoughlin Brothers
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Language:
English
Physical Description:
[24] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.

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Subjects / Keywords:
Christmas -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1872
Publishers' advertisements -- 1872 ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1872
Genre:
Children's poetry
Publishers' advertisements ( rbgenr )
non-fiction ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- New York -- New York
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )

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General Note:
Cover title.
General Note:
Author's name from caption title.
General Note:
On front cover: Aunt Louisa's big picture books; back cover: Aunt Louisa's big picture series.
General Note:
In verse.
General Note:
Covers included in pagination.
General Note:
Publisher's advertisement: p. [24].
Funding:
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
Statement of Responsibility:
[by Geo. P. Webster].

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University of Florida
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AUNT LOUISA’S BIG PICTURE BOOK.—Price 25 Cents.





SBANTA CLAUS

AND



>} HIS nice little story for Girls and for Boys
Ig all about Santa Claus, Christmas and toys;

So gather around me, but speak not a word—

For I mean what I say, by you all shall be heard.
In a nice little city called Santa Clausville,

With its houses and church at the foot of the hill,
Lives jolly old Santa Claus; day after day

He works and he whistles the moments away.





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University
RMB vv
Florida





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SANTA-CLAUS AND IIS WORKS.






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With trumpets and drummers, farms, sheep, pigs
and cattle, .

And he makes the pop-guns and the baby’s tin
rattle ;

Then he takes the new dolls that have long curly
hair,

And, setting the table, seats each in a chair,

And he makes them pretend they are taking
their tea—

He’s the jolliest fellow you ever did see,

And can make a queer codger jump out of a box,

Or will make with his knife a new parrot or fox,

Or sit with his spectacles over his nose

And work all day long making little dolls clothes,

Such as dresses and sashes, and hats for the
head,

And night-gowns to wear when they jump into
bed ;



OU must know, he is honest, and toils for his bread,
And is fat and good-natured with nothing to dread.
His eyes are not red, but they twinkle and shine,
For he never was known to drink brandy or wine ;
But day after day at his bench he is found,
For he works for good children hard, all the year round.
Though busy all day he is happy, and sings
While planning and making the funniest things,
Such as wagons and horses, and dishes and ladles,

And soldiers and monkeys, and little dolls cradles,

And garters and socks, and the tiniest shoes,

And lots of nice things such as doll babies use.

(See, the top of his head is all shining and
bare—

‘Tis the good men, dear children, who lose all
their hair.)

With many things more, for I can not tell half—

But just look at his picture, ?m sure you will

laugh,









SANTA-CLAUS AND HIS WORKS




And he’s sure to have with him a bundle of toys

For the nice little girls and the good little boys.

Oh, if you could see him start out with his

team

You would doubt your own eyes, and would
think it a dream—

Wrapped up in a bear-skin to keep out the cold,

And his sleigh covered over with jewels and
gold,

While his deer from the mountains, all harnessed
with care,

Like race-horses prance through the cold winter
aur.

‘Tis fun just to watch them and hear the bells

tinkle,



ITH his dog standing near him, and spy-glass in hand,
He looks for good children all over the land.

His home through the long summer months, you must know,
Is near the North Pole, in the ice and the snow;

And when he sees children at work or at play

The old fellow listens to hear what they say ;

And if they are gentle, and loving, and kind,

He finds where they live, and he makes up his mind

That when Christmas shall come in cold frosty December

To give them a call, he will surely remember ;

Hen the stars seem to laugh as they look down
and twinkle,

And the hungry raccoon, and the fox lean and
shy

Give a wink as they hear him go galloping by ;

For they know by his looks and the crack of
his whip,

And his sleigh-load of toys, he is out for a trip.

Then the fox steals the farmer’s old goose for his
dinner,

Which you know is not right—but the fox is a
sinnner,

And his morals are bad and his habits are loose,

For he’s

goose.

never so gay as when stealing a











SANTA-CLAUS A

ND HIS WORKS.




Ah! here is a picture.

At the names of the good little girls in his book,
And a long list of names of the good little boys,
Who never disturb Pa and Ma with their noise.

There is Tommy, who tended the baby with care,

He gets some beautiful books for his share ;
And Eliza, just think how her bright eyes

When she looks in her stocking and finds Rip
Van Winkle.

And Georgie, you know, is the five-year-old
dandy— ‘
Wont he strut with his pockets all filled up with

candy ?
There the old fellow stands with a queer know-

ing look,

Till he has in his mind every name in the book ; |

And he would be kind to them all if he could,

But he gives his nice presents to none but the

good.
An army he gives to the boy who is neat,

And never cries when he wants something to eat;

And a farm to the boy who goes smiling to,

school,

Oh, children, just look



Who keeps out of the mud and obeys every rule ;|

will twinkle

And all the good girls will get presents, we
know,

And the boys who behave will have something
to show.

When Christmas Eve comes, into bed you must
creep,

And late in the night, when you all are asleep

He is certain to come, so your stockings prepare,

And hang them all close to the chimney with care,

And when in the morning you open your eyes

You will meet, I am sure, a most pleasant sur-
prise ;

And you'll laugh and you'll giggle and call to
Mamma,

And keep up the noise till you waken Papa—

All of this for one morning will be very nice,

But the rest of the year be as quiet as mice.







SANTA-CLAUS AND HIS WORKS.




And we know he’s




In a palace of ice
And the walls are
In the cave, when

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To look for the lamp we have often been told

Turned iron and lead into silver and gold.

His bedstead is made of the ivory white,

And he sleeps on a mattrass of down every
night ;

For all the day long he is working his best,

And surely at night the old fellow should rest.

He uses no gas, for the glimmering light

Of the far polar regions shines all through the
night.

Should he need for his breakfast a fish or some
veal,



OW funny he looks as he stands on the round

, And gathers the toys that hang far from the ground.
He is large round the waist, but what care we for that—
‘Tis the good-natured people who always get fat.

The grumbling wolf who les hidden all day,

And the fox that at midnight goes out for his prey,

And the serpent that hides in the foliage green,

Are all of them ugly, ill-tempered and lean ;

But Santa Claus comes in his queer looking hat,

good-humored because he is fat.

So when you grow up I would not have you slim,
But large round the waist, and good-natured like him.
Just think, if the ladder should happen to break

And he should fall down, what a crash it would make;
And that is not all, for besides all the noise,

It would frighten the dolls and would damage the toys.
I told you his home was up north by the Pole:

lives this happy old soul,

as bright as the diamonds that shone

Aladdin went in all alone

The sea-calves are his, and the whale and the
seal.

Where he lives there is always a cool pleasant
alr,

Last summer, oh! didn’t we wish we were there ?

| He’s a funny old chap, and quite shy, it would

seem,

For I never but once caught a glimpse of his
team ;

‘Twas a bright moonlight night, and it stood in
full view,

And, so you see, I can describe it to you.







SANTA-CLAUS AND HIS















Find on Christmas a horse or a gun or a sled,

All ready for use when he gets out of bed.

But see he has worked quite enough for to-night,

He must fill all the stockings before it is light.

With his queer looking team through the air he
will go,

And alight on the roof, now all white with the
snow,

And into the chimney will dart in a trice,

When all are asleep but the cat and the mice ;

Then will. fill up the stockings with candy and
toys,

And all without making the least bit of noise.

When the labors of Christmas are over he goes
Straight home, and he takes a full week for re-

pose ;



WORKS,




And now the old fellow is busy at work—

There are presents for Julia and Bettie and Jack,
And a bundle still left on the old fellow’s back,

And if Evrie behaves well and dont tear his clothes,

And quits teazing the cat, why he will, I suppose,

And then when the holyday frolics are o’er,

He goes to his shop and his labors once more,

And all the long year with his paints and his
elue,

He is making new toys, little children, for you.

So now I must leave you—but stand in a row—

Come Julia, and Bettie, and Louie, and Joe,

And Gracie, and Fannie, what are you about—

Get ready, I say, for a jolly good shout. ijn

Now, three cheers for Christmas ! ! give | tiem,
boys, with a will!

Three more for the hero of Santa-Clausville ;

We know he is old, and bald-headed and fat,

But the cleverest chap in the world for all that,

And a jollier codger no man ever saw—

But good-bye, merry Christmas, Hip, Hip, Hip

Hurrah !



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Oc X i en | Santa Gui and his Works. £ 6
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ye a : wh YI LLG. D ES TOL IS. fi Se
32<, Quarto, demi. Six full page Illustrations). ump EyoT uaa AS |
(AY pliated in colors in each. Nursery Rhy mes, ae:
Qi ee ee ee House that Jack Built, eae
=A PRICE, 25 CENTS EACH, ig 2 be
OR Jae Wild Animals.—Two Books. ce):
Bae aie Bears, Mother Hubbard’s Dog, \36)-
7 35) ee ee Tit, Tiny, and Tittens, Cs
sou, OM ay. Four-Footed Friends, 6)
a2) Visit: to the Menagerie, Three Little Kittens, .
LOX Home Games for, Little Boys, “three: Good a aeade
2 ') Home Games for Little Girls, Goole Robin.

Yankee Doodle,
Robinson Crusoe

iS White Cat, | GOLDEN LIGHT SERIES
sos Hey Diddle Diddle, 3 | QUARTO, CAP. .

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Ai Jhildren in the Wood, Illuminations elegantly printedin colors. ¢&_
@ sack and the Bean-Stalk. — 6 kinds. Covers printed in Gilt.










myreand Tortoise, PRICK, 15 CENTS EACH.






» Puss in Boots, ee es
ay) My Mother, 3 J . |Karly Life of Jesus,
© Rip Van Winkle, | —|Wondrous Works of Jesus,
Paes Yankee Doodle, | Last Days of Jesus,
% , Fat Boy, The Twelve Apostles,
____ From Charles Dickens. | |Peter's Miraculous Deliverance,



’ Visit of St. Nicholas,

Old Poer: Poem, with New Illustrations.




The Prodigal Son. *









Full Text
AUNT LOUISA’S BIG PICTURE BOOK.—Price 25 Cents.


SBANTA CLAUS

AND



>} HIS nice little story for Girls and for Boys
Ig all about Santa Claus, Christmas and toys;

So gather around me, but speak not a word—

For I mean what I say, by you all shall be heard.
In a nice little city called Santa Clausville,

With its houses and church at the foot of the hill,
Lives jolly old Santa Claus; day after day

He works and he whistles the moments away.





The Baldwin Library

University
RMB vv
Florida


Se


SANTA-CLAUS AND IIS WORKS.






ee

|

ENTRANT



With trumpets and drummers, farms, sheep, pigs
and cattle, .

And he makes the pop-guns and the baby’s tin
rattle ;

Then he takes the new dolls that have long curly
hair,

And, setting the table, seats each in a chair,

And he makes them pretend they are taking
their tea—

He’s the jolliest fellow you ever did see,

And can make a queer codger jump out of a box,

Or will make with his knife a new parrot or fox,

Or sit with his spectacles over his nose

And work all day long making little dolls clothes,

Such as dresses and sashes, and hats for the
head,

And night-gowns to wear when they jump into
bed ;



OU must know, he is honest, and toils for his bread,
And is fat and good-natured with nothing to dread.
His eyes are not red, but they twinkle and shine,
For he never was known to drink brandy or wine ;
But day after day at his bench he is found,
For he works for good children hard, all the year round.
Though busy all day he is happy, and sings
While planning and making the funniest things,
Such as wagons and horses, and dishes and ladles,

And soldiers and monkeys, and little dolls cradles,

And garters and socks, and the tiniest shoes,

And lots of nice things such as doll babies use.

(See, the top of his head is all shining and
bare—

‘Tis the good men, dear children, who lose all
their hair.)

With many things more, for I can not tell half—

But just look at his picture, ?m sure you will

laugh,



SANTA-CLAUS AND HIS WORKS




And he’s sure to have with him a bundle of toys

For the nice little girls and the good little boys.

Oh, if you could see him start out with his

team

You would doubt your own eyes, and would
think it a dream—

Wrapped up in a bear-skin to keep out the cold,

And his sleigh covered over with jewels and
gold,

While his deer from the mountains, all harnessed
with care,

Like race-horses prance through the cold winter
aur.

‘Tis fun just to watch them and hear the bells

tinkle,



ITH his dog standing near him, and spy-glass in hand,
He looks for good children all over the land.

His home through the long summer months, you must know,
Is near the North Pole, in the ice and the snow;

And when he sees children at work or at play

The old fellow listens to hear what they say ;

And if they are gentle, and loving, and kind,

He finds where they live, and he makes up his mind

That when Christmas shall come in cold frosty December

To give them a call, he will surely remember ;

Hen the stars seem to laugh as they look down
and twinkle,

And the hungry raccoon, and the fox lean and
shy

Give a wink as they hear him go galloping by ;

For they know by his looks and the crack of
his whip,

And his sleigh-load of toys, he is out for a trip.

Then the fox steals the farmer’s old goose for his
dinner,

Which you know is not right—but the fox is a
sinnner,

And his morals are bad and his habits are loose,

For he’s

goose.

never so gay as when stealing a


SANTA-CLAUS A

ND HIS WORKS.




Ah! here is a picture.

At the names of the good little girls in his book,
And a long list of names of the good little boys,
Who never disturb Pa and Ma with their noise.

There is Tommy, who tended the baby with care,

He gets some beautiful books for his share ;
And Eliza, just think how her bright eyes

When she looks in her stocking and finds Rip
Van Winkle.

And Georgie, you know, is the five-year-old
dandy— ‘
Wont he strut with his pockets all filled up with

candy ?
There the old fellow stands with a queer know-

ing look,

Till he has in his mind every name in the book ; |

And he would be kind to them all if he could,

But he gives his nice presents to none but the

good.
An army he gives to the boy who is neat,

And never cries when he wants something to eat;

And a farm to the boy who goes smiling to,

school,

Oh, children, just look



Who keeps out of the mud and obeys every rule ;|

will twinkle

And all the good girls will get presents, we
know,

And the boys who behave will have something
to show.

When Christmas Eve comes, into bed you must
creep,

And late in the night, when you all are asleep

He is certain to come, so your stockings prepare,

And hang them all close to the chimney with care,

And when in the morning you open your eyes

You will meet, I am sure, a most pleasant sur-
prise ;

And you'll laugh and you'll giggle and call to
Mamma,

And keep up the noise till you waken Papa—

All of this for one morning will be very nice,

But the rest of the year be as quiet as mice.

SANTA-CLAUS AND HIS WORKS.




And we know he’s




In a palace of ice
And the walls are
In the cave, when

}
WN

5 =

= ite
Ry

t
;



SS j
% 5, Zs ¥, :
aN BOSSES
RNY CW SRE
I; A " \! K\ te
h iy
NWS



To look for the lamp we have often been told

Turned iron and lead into silver and gold.

His bedstead is made of the ivory white,

And he sleeps on a mattrass of down every
night ;

For all the day long he is working his best,

And surely at night the old fellow should rest.

He uses no gas, for the glimmering light

Of the far polar regions shines all through the
night.

Should he need for his breakfast a fish or some
veal,



OW funny he looks as he stands on the round

, And gathers the toys that hang far from the ground.
He is large round the waist, but what care we for that—
‘Tis the good-natured people who always get fat.

The grumbling wolf who les hidden all day,

And the fox that at midnight goes out for his prey,

And the serpent that hides in the foliage green,

Are all of them ugly, ill-tempered and lean ;

But Santa Claus comes in his queer looking hat,

good-humored because he is fat.

So when you grow up I would not have you slim,
But large round the waist, and good-natured like him.
Just think, if the ladder should happen to break

And he should fall down, what a crash it would make;
And that is not all, for besides all the noise,

It would frighten the dolls and would damage the toys.
I told you his home was up north by the Pole:

lives this happy old soul,

as bright as the diamonds that shone

Aladdin went in all alone

The sea-calves are his, and the whale and the
seal.

Where he lives there is always a cool pleasant
alr,

Last summer, oh! didn’t we wish we were there ?

| He’s a funny old chap, and quite shy, it would

seem,

For I never but once caught a glimpse of his
team ;

‘Twas a bright moonlight night, and it stood in
full view,

And, so you see, I can describe it to you.

SANTA-CLAUS AND HIS















Find on Christmas a horse or a gun or a sled,

All ready for use when he gets out of bed.

But see he has worked quite enough for to-night,

He must fill all the stockings before it is light.

With his queer looking team through the air he
will go,

And alight on the roof, now all white with the
snow,

And into the chimney will dart in a trice,

When all are asleep but the cat and the mice ;

Then will. fill up the stockings with candy and
toys,

And all without making the least bit of noise.

When the labors of Christmas are over he goes
Straight home, and he takes a full week for re-

pose ;



WORKS,




And now the old fellow is busy at work—

There are presents for Julia and Bettie and Jack,
And a bundle still left on the old fellow’s back,

And if Evrie behaves well and dont tear his clothes,

And quits teazing the cat, why he will, I suppose,

And then when the holyday frolics are o’er,

He goes to his shop and his labors once more,

And all the long year with his paints and his
elue,

He is making new toys, little children, for you.

So now I must leave you—but stand in a row—

Come Julia, and Bettie, and Louie, and Joe,

And Gracie, and Fannie, what are you about—

Get ready, I say, for a jolly good shout. ijn

Now, three cheers for Christmas ! ! give | tiem,
boys, with a will!

Three more for the hero of Santa-Clausville ;

We know he is old, and bald-headed and fat,

But the cleverest chap in the world for all that,

And a jollier codger no man ever saw—

But good-bye, merry Christmas, Hip, Hip, Hip

Hurrah !
eS



















ae BEES
Oc X i en | Santa Gui and his Works. £ 6
ice AURE LOUISA, ~” | Wonderful Adventures of Humpty eM
ye a : wh YI LLG. D ES TOL IS. fi Se
32<, Quarto, demi. Six full page Illustrations). ump EyoT uaa AS |
(AY pliated in colors in each. Nursery Rhy mes, ae:
Qi ee ee ee House that Jack Built, eae
=A PRICE, 25 CENTS EACH, ig 2 be
OR Jae Wild Animals.—Two Books. ce):
Bae aie Bears, Mother Hubbard’s Dog, \36)-
7 35) ee ee Tit, Tiny, and Tittens, Cs
sou, OM ay. Four-Footed Friends, 6)
a2) Visit: to the Menagerie, Three Little Kittens, .
LOX Home Games for, Little Boys, “three: Good a aeade
2 ') Home Games for Little Girls, Goole Robin.

Yankee Doodle,
Robinson Crusoe

iS White Cat, | GOLDEN LIGHT SERIES
sos Hey Diddle Diddle, 3 | QUARTO, CAP. .

MP
) ofl ce int 77

SRS









NPE ae ss eX
Ai Jhildren in the Wood, Illuminations elegantly printedin colors. ¢&_
@ sack and the Bean-Stalk. — 6 kinds. Covers printed in Gilt.










myreand Tortoise, PRICK, 15 CENTS EACH.






» Puss in Boots, ee es
ay) My Mother, 3 J . |Karly Life of Jesus,
© Rip Van Winkle, | —|Wondrous Works of Jesus,
Paes Yankee Doodle, | Last Days of Jesus,
% , Fat Boy, The Twelve Apostles,
____ From Charles Dickens. | |Peter's Miraculous Deliverance,



’ Visit of St. Nicholas,

Old Poer: Poem, with New Illustrations.




The Prodigal Son. *