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My A B C book

Material Information

Title:
My A B C book
Added title page title:
My ABC book
Creator:
Greenaway, John, 1816-1890
Elwes, Alfred Thomas
D. Lothrop & Company ( Publisher )
Place of Publication:
Boston
Publisher:
D. Lothrop Company
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
[30] p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Children's stories ( lcsh )
Alphabet rhymes -- 1877 ( rbgenr )
Children's stories -- 1877 ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1877
Genre:
Alphabet rhymes ( rbgenr )
Children's stories ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )

Notes

General Note:
Some illustrations engraved by J. Greenaway after A.T. Elwes.
General Note:
Contains prose and verse.
Funding:
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

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
Rights Management:
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Resource Identifier:
023664496 ( ALEPH )
AHL8337 ( NOTIS )
1113868265 ( OCLC )

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Big A went through the corn,
And blew his mer-ry horn.












B has two bare white feet
And gold-en hair so sweet.


















C was a greed-y cat,
And grew so ver-y fat.













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Was laughed at by her sheep.

















Gay G goes out to ride,
Her dol-ly by her side.











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Al-most as big as she.




















I is a big black boy
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J brings you pret-ty flow-ers

Through all the sum-mer hours.






























L was a la-dy fair,
With soft long shin-ing hair.

















M smoothed her kit-ty's fur
And kit-ty purred to her.











N is for nuts so good,
That grow off in the wood.




















O stole a fat white hen
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P heard these birds sing notes,
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Q gave his lit-tle wife
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S saw two lit-tie boys
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That al-ways sang so loud.

















W's cat is black
And has a glos-sy back.












X plays through all the hours,
And picks the mead-ow flow-ers.


















Y rides out on a sled
Her lit-tle lessons said.














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BURT and Bes-sie stood
by the o-pen win-dow
one win-ter morn-ing.
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ground, and all the trees
and shrubs were full of
snow too. Soon there
came two lit-tle brown
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on one side, with a look
at Burt and Bes-sie as
much to say, "Please give
us some thing to eat."
Burt ran and got some
crumbs of bread, and fed
them through the o-pen
win-dow. They did not
of-fer to run a-way but
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MAM-MA Jen-ny's lit-tle
girl is ver-y sick, so ver-y
sick that she has to be
given two kinds of med-
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utes,--- one kind from the
wash-bowl, and one kind
from the ink bot-tle. She
has caught mea-sles and
mumps and whop- ing
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things, cov-ered her up
with a ta-ble-cloth and
sent for Doc-tor Char-lie.
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must keep right on tak-
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and that he would call
once in ten min-utes all
day.
As the ink was made
of ber-ry juice the child
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WHAT MAY FOUND.
MAY had been at
Grand-pa's farm two
days. In this time she
had al-most run her
small legs off. The first
night she was too tired
to get in from the barn,
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could there be more to
see ?
But Dick said there
was some-thing at the
barn. May ran to the
barn. What do you think
she saw? Five ba-by
dogs play-ing. See them
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and purred. But she
purred ver-y soft-ly so as
not to wake her six ba-
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a love-ly sur-prise for
them that morn-ing.
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her six, she thought!
So she had watched
her ba-bies' teeth, and
on-ly the day be-fore had
de-cid-ed they were big
e-nough to eat mice.
She crept out of bed
and a-long to the door.
But, just as her tail
slipped o ver the sill,
those six kit-tens jumped
out of bed and start-ed
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You see, Mam-ma Puss
had talked in her sleep,
and her six ba-bies knew
all a-bout the six "sur-
pris-es."
They thought it would
be fun to fol-low and
pounce up-on her just
as she got to the house.
They did.
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