Front Cover
 Santa Claus and his works
 Back Cover

Group Title: Aunt Louisa's big picture book
Title: Santa Claus and his works
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00026648/00001
 Material Information
Title: Santa Claus and his works
Physical Description: 24 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Webster, George P
McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
Publisher: McLoughlin Brothers
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: [1872?]
Subject: 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
Statement of Responsibility: by Geo. P. Webster.
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).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00026648
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 - 001751549
oclc - 13466232
notis - AJG4485

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
    Santa Claus and his works
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
    Back Cover
        Page 14
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H[IS nice little story for Girls and for Boys
Is 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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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,

With trumpets and drummers, farms, sheep, pigs
and cattle,
And he makes the pop-guns and the baby's tin
Then he takes the new dolls that have long curly
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
And night-gowns to wear when they jump into

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
'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, I'm sure you will


ITH his dog standing near him, and spy-glass in hand,

"f Hf e looks for good children all over the land.

i s 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;

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
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
While his deer from the mountains, all harnessed
with care,
Like race-horses prance through the cold winter
'Tis fun just to watch them and hear the bells

E'en the stars seem to laugh as they look down
and twinkle,
And the hungry raccoon, and the fox lean and
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
Which you know is not right-but the fox is a
And his morals are bad and his habits are loose,
For he's never so gay as when stealing a



Ah! here is a picture. Oh, children, just loo
At the names of the good little girls in his b
And a long list of names of the good little bc
Who never disturb Pa and Ma with their noii
There is Tommy, who tended the baby with c
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
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
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
Who keeps out of the mud and obeys every rule;

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And all the good girls will get presents, we
And the boys who behave will have something
to show.
When Christmas Eve comes, into bed you must
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-
And you'll laugh and you'll giggle and call to
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.


W 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 lies 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,
And we know he's 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:

-" 'I I 'II H In a palace of ice
S I i And the walls are
S-: In the cave, when
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 mattress of down every
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
Should he need for his breakfast a fish or some

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
Where he lives there is always a cool pleasant
Last summer, oh! didn't we wish we were there ?
He's a funny old chap, and quite shy, it would
For I never but once caught a glimpse of his
'Twas a bright moonlight night, and it stood in
full view,
And, so you see, I can describe it to you.

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EE! Christmas has come, and he toils like a Turk,
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 don't tear his clothes,
And quits teazing the cat, why he will, I suppose,

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
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
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-

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
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.
Now, three cheers for Christmas! give em,
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

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