How the froggies go to sleep


Material Information

How the froggies go to sleep
Physical Description:
44 p. : front., illus. ; 24 cm.
Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924 ( Illustrator )
Hopkins, L ( Illustrator )
Sweeney, Morgan J ( Illustrator )
D. Lothrop & Company ( Publisher )
D. Lothrop & Co.
Place of Publication:
Boston (Franklin St. Corner Hawley)
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Subjects / Keywords:
Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Frogs -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Juvenile literature -- 1879   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1879
Juvenile literature   ( rbgenr )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston


Statement of Responsibility:
Illustrated by L. Hopkins, "Boz," and Palmer Cox.
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

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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.
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aleph - 001594349
oclc - 13594229
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C OME, Winnie, come; the clock strikes eight And all the frogs -
The pillow waits to feel How they grumble,
These curly locks of silk and gold, And scold,
And cool these rosy cheeks. -
What! Still too wide awake ?
The Fun
Just leaks out at your eyes!
And every finger-tip so white
Is tingling like a roguish Puck,
All ready to play pranks on me !

Well, come and climb up on my knee, -v ]
And let me tell you what, d'ye think ?
I'll tell you let me see 0, yes !
I'll tell you how the Big, Old Frog- ,
The Great, Green, Goggle-eyed Old Frog,
The sle-e-epy old Papa-frog,
And the ca-re-ful old Mamma-frog,
And the gray old Uncle-frog, 3
And the lean, long Aunty-frog, o


--_ And coax,
And worry,
Because the Little, Wee Froggies
Won't go to sleep !
Won't go to sleep
When the night grows dark,
And far away
The little dogs bark,
And the young birds rest
Every one in its nest,
Under its mother's wing.

For the Little, Wee Froggies
THE SLE-E-EPY OLD PAPA-FROG." Are, every one,
And the jolly young Cousin-frog, Choke-full of fun !
With his spotted jacket the dog And they wink, and blink,
Such a dandy as he on a log, And chatter, and squeak :
And the sweet, white-breasted frog Cutty up cutty up Rick-a-jink !
(The Cousin-frog's own Miss Frog), Wide-awake/ Wide-awake Chick-a-rink/


Rick-a-jink, jink, fink / So the wee-bit-folk,
Can't sleep.' not a wink wink And the big old folk,

/, Keep grumbling,
S/ And fretting,
And peeping,
And growling,
*,[ 1'J And all together:

i'1f! 0'- i B" Go-der-sleep Dill mor-nin' "
'i Cutty-up! Cutty-up!
"Wide-awake '
"^ ', "Hush-my-dears/ 'Shmyde .. ars!"
'' -" Rick-a-jink Rick-a-jink!"
S- Sparetherod Sp'ilthechild.'"
S,. --Did you evah! Inevah "
Then the Great,Green,Goggle-eyed Old Frog roars out,
But the little wee froggies say,
"Wide-awake Wide-awake !
Cutty-up Cutty-up!
yink "
Then the old Mamma-frog quavers out,
"IHushmydears/ Hush mydears /!"
And the Uncle-frog growls, -
"Spankem .
And the Aunty-frog
"Sparetherod, sp'ilGthe- -i

Sp'ilthechild! sp'ilthe "THE LITTLE, WEE FROGGIES."
And the Cousin-frog "Spank'em/ Spank'em /"
snarls, ," Wide awake! Wide awake!"
Kerflog./flog/flog/" Ker-flog Ker-flog /"
And the pretty Miss Getting slee-py /
Frog, ts Good-night!"
Drawls out in disgust, -- GO-DER-ZLEEP DILL MORNIN'!
eva! H'shmyde ars! H 'shmyde-ars!"
-Noisy things! Noisy -- "Fast asleep !
things / Till mor . r . nin' !
"Things !" "Miss FROG." Slee .!"




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Said the Mince Pie Prir-c, I'll eat them

"I'll eat them all ir hoiut delay.
For the sooner, the better. there out of the


Chances like this come but seldom enough, Three by three, and four by four,
When they do the pies are apt to be tough. Till at last there weren't any mince pies more.
But these are so nice that I'll not leave one,
No, not one for the princes yet to come." Then the Mince Pie Prince, he said, with a grin,
"At length I've stuffed the last one in;
So he set to work with a royal will
And now I'll go and look for more,
And made of himself a mince pie mill -
Sb o For I have the key of the pantry door;
One by one they vanished from sight,
And there,in the stronghold, we shall see,
Two by two they left the light;
If I am or am not the M. P. P."

'- '' But the Mince Pie Prince, when he tried to rise,
Found to his horror and surprise,
^ "' That he couldn't get up, but was held fast down
SBy mince pie crust so flaky and brown;
By raisins, and citron, and wine, and spice,
And all that makes a mince pie nice.

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In vain his struggles, in vain his cries
No one came but a few mince pies,
Who only came to laugh and to jeer,
But who didn't dare to venture near.
The moral is this: When mince pies you see, "
Dear children, beware of gluttony.
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THREE setting hens forsook their nests in pleasant summer weather,
And, searching for a needful bite, they started out together;
Through pasture land and stubble field they ran a mile or more,
All struggling for the locust prize that hopped along before.
Sometimes they climbed across a fence, at times they crowded through,
Now one, more active than the rest, would lead the other two;
At times the race was neck and neck, with expectation high,
But when almost within their reach away again he'd fly.
Five minutes only could they spare in which to scratch a meal,
No wonder, then, the race they ran was carried on with zeal.
It seemed a woeful waste of time to follow such a sprite,
But hope was large and hunger keen, and nothing else in sight.
At length a pond before them lay, and into this he flew,
And swam across its surface smooth, and that they could not do.
But ere they had a moment's time to ponder on their woes,
From out his burrow in the ground a cunning fox arose;
A daring rascal, that had long been plundering up and down,
And always kept the price of eggs and chickens high in town.


His Christmas lasted all the year, for, eight days out of nine,
Though traps were fixed and poisons mixed, he would on poultry dine.
Now, faster than they had gone forth, when urged by hunger's pain,
They homeward ran, for horrid fear now spurned them o'er the plain.
The fox was close behind their tails, but, let him yelp or growl,

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And do his utmost in the race, he could not catch a fowl!
Yet not until the frightened hens in barn and stable flew,
And dogs "bow-wowed!" and children screamed, from chase the rogue withdrew.
And then the rooster stamped around, and did for hours scold,
Because these poor old biddies found that all their eggs were cold.






T WO Valyant Knyghtes wer off olde, Unkyndeste Fate att length them found,
Sir Bon and eke Sir Bo, By chance they met together;
So muste they fyghte and hold their ground,
Or shewe the pale white fethere.

'Twas on a comely Meade they met,

Harde bye a royall Toune:
The lines were drawne, the tourney sette,
The Kynge was onne his Throne.

Plate ye First. Shewing ye two valyant Knyghtes blowing y' own Horns. A tilte they rode, a lance they broke,
Ande att yt yette agayne;
Which were alle dighte in steele and Golde
Withe harmless blow-on-blowe they woke
So bravely for to shewe.
The echoes off the Playne.

Grette Spurres they wore, as blazing starres
Upon eache heele to shine,
An'd Plumes, y-wonne in other warres,
Did from eache Creste decline.

Eache Knyghte bare a Clarion shrille,
To blasted Defyance forth
Whenas he blewe his challenge still
To Easte, Weste, Southe and Northe.

Plate ye Second. Wherein may be seene ye downright deadline Conflict.
Ful well they wot, they were the Laste I Beholde also ye Spectators--Royal and otherwise--in ye back.
Of alle the Knyghtlie crew,
Therefore, as if his cheekes wold barst, At last to mende their faylinge breth
Eache doughtie Champion blewe. They called a truce for reste,


But either sware to be the dethe He cried, Let no manne doe them skaythe!
Of t' other, Bye his Creste! But lette them winne or dye:
Brief is their tyme to-morrowe, faythe,
Thenne came upon the beaten erthe, They'll bathe bee inn a ye!"
Betwyxt these Champions bolde,

The Cockes they stoode, with ruff erecte,
All ready for the Fraye ......
But solemnlie they didde reflect
On what the Kynge didde saye.

Plate ye Third.- Shewing forth ye Challenge of y rival Roosters. Quoth one, I feel myne anger coole . .
To morrow, lo, we dye !'.......
A lytle Cocke (of noble birthe
SLette fethereless fowles goe played the foole:
And knyghtlie, I am tolde. Let Byrdes of Wisdome ye
Let Byrdes of Wisdome-Flye "

His fetheres were alle steele and Golde
His spurrs alle sharpe and trewe, i)
The whyle he wold Defyance peale
Whenas hee bravely crewe! 4 4

No sooner did this gallant crowe,

The Knyghtes satte puffing in their place; Plateye Fifth (and aste).- In which ye bellicose Knyghtes departed in
pursuit of ye Cockes at ye Royal Commande whereat ye Populace seemeth
The Cockes to warre did goe; much excited.

Soe said, soe done eache flewe amayne,
Eache flewe a diverse wave:
"Sir KnIyghtes goc bring them back agayne ."
"" .. The jolle old Kynge did saye.

Plate ye Fourth. Shewing ye Unfriendly attitude of ye belligerent
Poultry. The Cockes they flewe, the Knyghtes they rode,
The people ranne to see;
Wheratte the Kynge (with mirthe and Grace Eache Knyghte tooke his several roade,
Whose harte did overflowe, Ande .. never back came hee


O ALL you children, all over the world,
SO From the land of ice and snow
To the land of bananas and oranges,
Did you ever happen to know
Of the good old woman under the hill
Who'd a little black cow that would never stand still ?

When Goody came out with her tin milk-pail, -
Her cow would commence to prance;
When Goody sat down on her milking-stool,
Her cow would continue to dance, .
Till she'd turn a back somersault over the pen
When she'd pick herself up and be off again.

One day as she stood at the garden gate
A-watching that frisky cow,
She shook her head and sighed to herself
S" "How shall I catch her ? Oh how?"
A voice at her elbow said, Madam, permit
Me to tell you the way to accomplish it."
'Twas the voice ot her neighbor, the Bramble-bush
- 1 1 / The man so wondrously wise ;
She listened with joy to his tones while the tears
I Of gratitude gushed from her eyes.
"They sprinkle salt," said he, "on the tails
SOf birds to catch them and the thing never fails.

"It stands to reason," he said in a slow
And calm argumentative way,
"That a cow that flies like that must be
Some sort of a bird; and I say
Just bring out your salt-jar we'll try it at least, Y
And if you once catch her, just stable the beast."


So she brought the salt-jar; and then there began
"' A most indescribable race
'. 'Twixt the good old dame and the dancing cow
And the Man with the bramble-scratched face.
SBut when in the course of human events,
N' xe -\ She'd tossed the Bramble-man over the fence,

She picked up the dame on the end of her horns
And sent her also on high;
There, balanced in air, midway between
The garden fence and the sky,
The good dame's strength began to fail,-
And she dropped the salt on the dancer's tail! '' -"''

And then what a sight you might have seen
If you'd only been there to see
"The dancing cow sprang up from the ground

"" And the good dame saw as she slowly rose
How she shook her horns and turned out her toes.

Up, up, still up till'with airy grace
She had leaped quite over the moon.
And then the old woman sighed and said,
Alas! she'll be back again soon! '
But she wasn't at all; and never thenceforth
Was that cow seen alive on the face of the earth.
For the Man in the Moon when he saw a cow
Where a cow had no business to be,
Just stretched out his fist and hit her a blow -' ---
That knocked her Pwn to the sea,
She fell 'mid a lot of hungry sharks /
"..WhNb picked their teeth and sighed, "What larks !" "1VK^. -
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Y TPON a mountain great and high -
Lij Lived a lad named Johnny Skye -
Ha,. ha! the mischief of It!
-'The ice was thick, the weather cold, _--
__ And Johnny was a skater bold- -
Ha,,ha! the mischief of it! =
Helgrumbled at the wholesome rule -
-=__ that sent him daily to his school -
Ha ha! the mischief of it!
__ The ruddy rogue would rather skate,
And skate, and. sate, and always sKi. i c -
Ha, ha! the mischief of it !
He growled" I hate the Rule of The.,
And Grammar too-and 'Jogafry' -
Ha, ha! the mischief of it!

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S ,- AlT, on e I: a.:. l nnSy at ite a any
__ .,.,___ ._-- Oh, Johnny Skye_ s-eet .
- __ IPrepare r to ineet thy 1r H H airA n- -
M --e readyfor the doom -:iI tt e-t:
,Who run, awayto rskat r r, ii n.- n V .: tr CI

_0 A1, ever, rexer lad. before lh- p. so dread ap s yi

The Dakd Ma mlfan rrc. i jn,
"I dy nie n s-foeafry
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_ince thouinust, T-I- -1.%.--
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F r i skate Thee round the world and teac6h- ll r

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__ Bod! wow!" said the GreatiNewfoundland Do, -
i- "Whos this comes gliding through the fog "
But the Darik Magician, Jogafry, -. -
And the truant skater, Johnny Skye'
Nevertheypause to make reply,
But, huirying, scurrying, on they fl. __
A great whale raised hishead. to blow,
BJ3u saw them coming ancLddodged below
He saw them flitting above his head, __ ,-,
But ne'er a word those skaters said -
A sailorAvatched. them fromT the mast,
And said.his prayers as on they passed ,
A polar bear, on a cake of ic, -.
Cot up on his haunches in.a tr; :_ r,
-And grunted. a fervent wish th- Ii
Could skate like them across t-l _

__ they came to Erin's isle-
Paddy, he met 'em 'wic.a shmile,
Invited 'em'jist a bit to shtaay ;
SBut, while he shpake it, they were awaay
Across, across the narrow sea.!
The Queen (goo woman, who but she ?)
Cried, "Welcome to the old countree
Whereso-whomso-ever you be i "
And. Johnny, he gave a. loyal nod;
"_For all good Qucens," quoth he, ".Thank God0"
But, though, he muchly wished to stay,
Still he skated, skated away!
________ Past old Dover, past Calais .
Paris, with all its glory too;
Belgium .Ifollancd-- how they go'!--
Denmark, Sweden and Noroway-- ,
Swiftly glide beneath the eye.
Into Deutschland, "quicK as a cat I"
--- Kaiser Wilhelm lifts his hat-
~Cries, V01 Bisua rc / ross is/ dass,.
Bismark glances through his glass =- =
Winks, and slowly rubs his eye. - -
And says, "M'in Z-a-i-s-e-r how dey vly "
I dinks --vell, I yoost dinks dey are -
Dot is -moast ligely-zum zhootin' sdar--
Stil on! Afar, afar -
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Into the empire of the.Czar.
The good Czar knows his Yankee friends
And the'very air with a greeting rends -
"Sczatchyt/kvxsiJskyvitc/ he begins,
Ira the stickle-back tongue, all spines and fins.
_ __ (If your mouth were full of all that, would you
Think you could gobble up Turkey, too ?)
Long before the word is done
__They are p .1li,' them toward the rising sun.
Siberia spreads its tiresome waste -
Beneath their feet. At length in haste
____They spring athwart,the Chinese Wall: -
Four-hundred-million' rat-tails all -
Fly up, astonished, in the air,
And, withlone general wonder-stare,
Eight-hundred-million almond eyes
Squint their unspeakable surprise
But on! and on! The clever Japs
(Those Asiatic-Yankee chaps)
SWould fain detain them with their wiles,
But they are off for the Sandwich Isles.
The Golden Gate appears at last;
"O dear! says Johnny, "don't go so fast!
Please, M r. Jogafry, let me stop -
I'am so tiredJI'm ready to drop.
Besides fact is, I'm awfiil cold.; --
And then-- I'd like to get some gold."
But the Ghost-Aagician. hastens on:
We must get around the world, my son." -
Zig! Zag! Weary! Weary!
Slowly now more slowly, slowly!
L, Wea-ry! wea... ry! Zig! Zag !
How the tired feet willag!/
All ationce with a terrible crash
..- : : The ice gives way-
Dash! Snmuh I.
Johnny awakes, half read with fright,
And roars for his mother.with all his might.
The Dark Magician is gone at last.
ut hli-has fixed one'lesson, fast:'
For Skating Johnny Skye,
__ Nor you.(I hope), nor ,.
__ _._ UWillever run away .
From School, to -
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-The Needles and Pins, that were standing knee-deep
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A wig lo'ssoed out An ie- s was s !
'-- '5;'' .s t-" "w';"

The four tall Tape-needles, with ribbons and tapes,
Six Hair-pins, with fiddles and harps welling han,

"Ther "a Darn-needles led out the Sharl-pins in stle
The Cuff-pins anld Brooches went off to one side, The smaller fry followed, all spare room to fill

Andi got up a high-toned affair of their own Vith many a bow and quirksome smile
Yet they were all Pin that the could not well hide these one-legged dancers spun through a quadrille.

The very marked difference was the thing to be known.
0, wild rewthedancers They balanced and swuplind
STheira grand rig at d left" was a stirring affair; I

When all hands round from the prompter's lips rung,
The whirl was a marvel beyond all compare.

They danced till the sun the sudden ray sent w
That w earns thae seemed that morning a begin
With long floating strea7\ers, and fantastic drapes.

wl gw Six Hair-pins, with fiddles and harps wellin hand,
"Thei" "l grn right a le/t ".was\Vere ranged ora the splool-stand andV played w.ith a ,il
W al has ru dhile all in a flutter this fun-loving band

And when Annie came down she wondered what lentHi
The queer, tipsy look to her Needles and Pins. l
The queer, tipsy look to her Needles and Pins.


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W ALNUT pie and acorn cake, The squirrels sighed; but they dropped them all!
And everything nice a squirrel can make, Right into the river they let them fall !
Was being made in Squirrelville, Whilst they sent forth messengers far to see
In Walnut Grove, just over the hill. If anyone knew of a mulberry tree.
Full of bustle, and whisk, and stir,
Full of chipper, and race, and whirr,
Were the quiet woods; for some great occasion
Had fluttered the heart of the squirrel nation.

The squirrel king, who was white as snow, i
With eyes deep red with a ruby glow,
With a tail so fine one almost felt A mulberry tree was found at last
A mulberry tree was found at last;
"A breath might make its splendor melt And the while they gathered and stewed them fast,
SThis foreign squirrel, so grand and wise,
This squirrel so royal and exquisite .
This squirrel so royal and exquisite Stood superintending the wonderful pies.
Was coming to Squirrelville on a visit !
But a later one came ; and, shaking his head,
SAnd snuffing those pies, very scornfully said :
S^ S W hat food for a king W hy, I tell you, good folks,
SOur king lives on eggs cooked with very hard yolks.

So the mulberry pies were thrown out in dismay
Z While messengers started at once, every way,
-_ To call in the aid of their up-country cousins,
And hurry in eggs by the dozens and dozens.

When the walnut pies were baked, each one, '" -
And the acorn cakes all iced and done," '
In rushed a squirrel from far away v 4 .
With wonderful things to do and say.

Reviewing their daintiest dishes o'er,
He said: "Toss the whole of them out of the door!
They will not do And I'll tell vou whv- k
Our king eats nothing but mulberry-pie !" .


cnn. bubbling in caldrons, they boiled and they .
boiled; .
.\ rihe tired little squirrels they toiled and they
L, r,: they were done, came a grandee the third, '
S, :I ,\\ I,. '7w their king ate only stewed humming-bird! .-

S' .'' Then the poor little squirrels, quite on their last legs, '
S Tossed away in the river their baskets of _. .
"And caught humming-birds, that is, all th., .... I
., Both in nets and in traps, and made real I. I....l

What work they did have What a stew they were in! `-- -. .,. .' I"
In such a great hurry they were to begin,
And, while they were hasting and nothing was read .
In walked the white squirrel, tl.,. i,;, i..
"said he:
"Pray, where are my subjects? Not one came to
S meet,
SAlthough I've been waiting an hour up the street !
4' I And here I am fainting for something to eat
/ For I've stamped myself quite off from my feet "

S,*.. The worn squirrels gasped, they dropped down on
their knees.
'" Pray observe, gracious king, we have tried hard to
-But your couriers brought word, as indeed we would
That your majesty ate of but one royal dish."

"".t-,_ '-"' ../ That is true," said the king, looking round with
~,,~ -'-. surprise,
Only acorns I eat, and a few would suffice "
Well, willing they were still to serve and to please,
But each weary squirrel had such a backache And they put the white king, shortly, quite at his ease.
That, at last, not a squirrel could keep wide
"'Pon my soul," said the king, "this is droll .
enough ., ,-' .
And at last he rose and went home in a huff. '

And, despite their loyalty, labor, and pains,
I'm told that his majesty stoutly maintains -
That, of all dull people, the dullest still .- -
Are his subjects that live in Squirrelville. *



S- I. .. I -r i.h

SGrandpa twinkles out of his eyes,
Straightens his aching back, and tries
', ii --- To look as solemn as Phunny-kind.
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-Grandpa twinkles out of his eyes,

"Grampa, is it the wind
That keeps you a-shakin' an' shaking' so ? "
S- - - Then the old man, shaking the more, says: "No !
But I'm bankin' the house, Miss Locks-o-gold,
S/t To keep out the dreadful-
-Sa-archin' Cold!"

And away he chuckles, barrow and all :
"'fazin'.- hbe says, to besmall!
SFolks says the best things 't ever they do
SAfore they git old enoughh to know "

Phunny-kind puzzles her queer,wee brain
As slowly she toddles in again:
"- -- "- Is she a nawful, ugly, old
_--- Giant or what this
; -Sa-archinkold ? i


SWhen the daylight fades, and the shadows fall
"Flickering down from the fire-dogs tall,
Comes Uncle Phil, from his school and his books.
,I Uncle Phil, I know by your smile-y looks -
" You'll let me get on your knee jus' so-
S ,An' you'll tell me somefing I want to know:
'Cos, you see, Uncle Phil, I've got to be told
',. .Who she is- they call her
.'-The Sa-archinkold.' "

Uncle Phil looks upi
Uncle Phil looks down;
And he wags his head;
IJ I _And he tries to frown;
But at last he cries
In a great surprise:
"Why, yes! to be sure to be sure, I'll tell
For I know the old dame, of old, right well:

She stands by the clock in the corner, now :
" I wonder," she says, does the old clock know ?
But the great clock
And the grim clock
Away at the top of his ghostly box;
The round Full Moon (in his forehead) smiles;
But with all his wisdom, or all his wiles,
Though he knows very well,
Ile never will tell
Should he tick and tock till a century old
What they mean by
The Sa-archinkold!

In the great, square room, by a cheerful flame
In the fire-place, bending above her frame,
Is grandma, snapping her chalky string
Across and across a broad, bright thing.
"Gramma, what you are a-doin' here ?"
"I'm a-makin' a 'comfort,' my little dear;
For grandpa and I are a-gittin' old,
And we're afeared o' the Sa-archin' Cold."


Now Jack is a fine old fellow, you see
: z Spicy, and full of his pranks, is he:
f Snipping off noses, just for fun,
%.. And sticking 'em on again when he is done;
A-pinching at pretty, soft ears and cheeks;
j .. A-wakin' folks up with his jolly freaks
"_. ,' But a-h! for your life
Look sharp for his wife !

S'' For she comes after, and comes to stay -
Welcome or not-for a month and a day!
". '. She plots, and she plans, she sneaks, and she
'Fill she finds a way through the thickest of walls! "

Did you ever meet a
More dreadful creature !
She's Jack Frost's wife Q .
And the plague of his life!

ZH !-ZH !
I'm all of a shiver,
Heart, lungs and liver !
When I think of that old

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"Oh-oo cries Phunny-kind, "how does she look? "
"To be sure I'll picture her just like a book.
Her nose is an icicle, sharp and strong,
To poke in at every hole and crack;
Her eyes gleam frostily all night long -
But who knows whether they're blue or black ?

She brings on her back
An astonishing pack,
Like a blacksmith's bellows, marvellous big;
And while she dances a horrible jig,
Out of this bellows a doleful tune
She skre-eels away, in the dark o' the Moon!

But if ever she works with a wicked will,
'Tis when she is quiet, and sly, and still.
She pretends that old Jack leaves his work but half
\ \\ She wishes for once he'd be quit of his fun '
So she follows him up with her sour, ugly phiz,
And wherever she goes, you may know she means'biz.

"Look sharp when she peeps through the crack o'
the door!
Look sharp when she hides away under the floor !
SShe'll crack the bare ground with a terrible bang !
SAnd out from the clap-boards the nails will go, spang!

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She'll spoil the potatoes (if once she gets in),
And she'll shake all the people whose bed-clothes are thin
She'll stop the old clock in the dead o' the night,
And make him hold up both his hands in a fright;
And what she ,won't do,
Is more than Iknow!

ZH--ZH !
I'm all of a shiver,
Heart, lungs, and liver !
Jist always, whiniver
I think of that o-o-ld

Then Phunny-kind shivers a little, too;
And heaves a deep sigh; and says, "Are you froo ? "
Then slides down, quietly, to the floor,
Doubtfully watching the outer door.


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She says, Is my bed ot a fing like you said

And you should be in it, for see, the old clock
Points just to your bed-time, and says'tick-tock -

"Well, grampa, I' m going as quick as I can,
A 'i gra' ,and Phi l for ,' of yo told '

f you'll only ive me a handful of tan.''
"'What for ? Oh, I'm jus' going' to tale it to bed,
'Cos, I recollec' every word that you said,

Your bed's got a 'comfut,' so never you fear- i : / -! i '

How 'coinfluts,' and 'tan'Z/' keep out '-", .'V'" '
SA-ARCHINKOLD 1" - -!' ' i

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H A-1 you ever been up to Gi I
1' 1 k-.." hat the latitude is, no .I
S\..-Ic. our Atlas and find it o ,.

A i ., I!.-": 'hereabouts will do.

S.J .- l l.t i. .I I lh, -'., 'ner-time first,- '
\\ n *.i.--. iouii lerii. ii icebergs burst;
W\\I.- tir ]i1i-k.-. hr.i.y:' shortt sweet grass, l .
k Ad tLl i.ciii;cr diml. At thl- mer-de-glace,
SAnd rabbit and lemming go frisking round, -f i o .
And eider-duck flock to the frozen ground;
II W n h e -,., sung never sets for sx days,
i When the sun never sets for sixty days,
But shines in one long continuous blaze; '
When the papaver nods, and the saxifrage blows,
S' And the contadon puts on its summer clothes,
And the turnips have grown to the size of eggs,
And potatoes are bigger than wooden pegs;
When the porpoise blows on the southern shore,
9 While walrus and narwhal puff and roar;
When the auk and the guillemot, petrel and gull,
"i Go flying so fast that you cannot get dull. -
Perhaps, on the whole, this would probably be
, A The best time to take if you're going by sea.
'.'i W But if you're like me, you'd rather go iP
In the midst of perpetual ice and snow,
S. When the sun is asleep for a six months' night,
And the world is white and nothing but white: '
i When the seal comes up from his hole for breath.
'A.-4 And the bear hugs the little blue fox to death
'W hen the great Aurora flames and flies,
Touching with soft and roseate glow '
The dome of the flashing northern skies,
1 And the silent breast of that land of snow: ;
When the sledges bound over frozen bogs,
"'' Drawn by a long swift line of dogs,
Or'a well-curbed pair of reindeer fleet,
'.' ^ Spurning the ground with their strong slim feet;
When, warm in the low, round snow-built huts, l

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They eat whale-blubber instead of nuts, V
And listen to stories of prowess and spoil, '
And drink long draughts of the good fish-oil- .
A Ah that is the time, as you ought to know,
/' To visit the land of the Esquimaux!

Of all the countries beneath the sun, -
Greenland was just the jolliest one;
"That's what he'd say, beyond a doubt, '
S (The boy that I'm going to tell you about)
6-- Jan Upernavik of Omenak.,
/ A sturdy young chap who would dare to track
"The shy white fox, or the great white bear, S
S To the cold deep depths of his frozen lair!
SJan was a beauty-as beauty goes
In that wonderful climate of ice and snows: .t'i
S His cheeks were round and his face was flat,
His skin was the shade of a rubber mat,-
His mouth was small and his cheek-bones high,
S'L And round as a pea his dull black eve, t
His head was big and his legs were small, -
". And his coarse black hair was as fine as fine,
Dripping with oil to make it shine ;
"r So that on the whole you can easily see .
V.) That Jan was as lovely as lovely could be .
His mother was proud of a son so fair -
"" 'Tis a failing with mothers both here and there -
And spared no expense of trouble or toil,
H er beautiful darling to pet and spoil:
His clothes should be better than all the rest,
His boots should be made of the seal's gray breast.
His coat should be bordered with eider-down,
'i His trousers be trimmed with fox-skin brown,
S And the hood that was fastened beneath his jaws
9 '. :' Be decked with a brown bear's teeth and claws !
S He had bows and arrows and spears and slings,
With a hundred and fifty other things.-
' Why, even his caiak of walrus-skin
", 't i V I Was fashioned on whalebones fine and thin;
/ '. Its bow was bent like a carven whale,
There were fringes of fur on the lug-shaped sail,
And the stern was something extremely grand,
Covered with ivory carved by hand !

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You know it is said, and I say it again,
.'. That sometimes whether for grief or joys
S-- There comes a tide in affairs of men,'
i And often too in affairs of boys.
This is the way it happened to Jan -
... .I'll tell it as briefly and quick as I can: ',

SWho has not heard of Dr. Kane ? -
., Who travelled so far over mountain and plain,
''. K^ I:, I To the shore of Japan, and the China seas, '
$" %y'l4^ Iy The Philippine Isles and the banyan trees, '
v g J (Sumatra and Borneo, Java, Ceylon,
T i-- y '^ The wonderful mouth of the Amazon, ",..'
The crater of Tael, and the Persian way,
I The wandering tribes of the Himmaleh,
"' -The African deserts, the Bedouin host,
Sk" "'.t .. l- The line of the great Brazilian coast,-
A- J -. ,All these and much more he had learned to know ,
Ere he came up at last to the Esquimaux '

S i He studied the country, its hills and floes; "
He studied the people, their habits and clothes, .
The way that they slept and the way they walked, I .i ..-t. t -.:,
The way that they worked and the way they talked ;
He looked for brave Franklin long lost to his land,
S He searched for some trace of his ill-fated band ;
And when at the last from that cold, barren shore -
l' His ship sailed away for York harbor once more- .
Whom should he bring with him bodily back,
But Jan Upernavik of Omenak I

Straight from his icebergs young Jan came down i.
To the bustle and tumult of New York town : .
The wise men gathered and looked him o'er,
This side and that side, behind and before;
SThe folks so thronged to see him walk, i
And list to his strange and guttural talk, il
And look at his furs and his face so flat, i'.
Si- I II That they dressed him at last in a stove-pipe hat,
= Pants and jacket, and shirt and boots,
Just like other boys' Sunday suits !



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"-;" Jan thought it the biggest kind of joke
S' ' '.,' To be made to look like the pale-white folk:
'l I- He strutted about like a rooster proud,
"- . And chuckled his satisfied joy aloud -
Si That is, for awhile but at last he grew
ll ii .. Heartsick and lonely and lonesome too,
-- When he thought of the land of the Esquimaux
-And the dear, dark mother who loved him so !
SHe pouted and fretted and moped and pined,
./ In a very disconsolate frame of mind,
S"'JUntil Dr. Kane in a bran-new ship,
Going up to the North for another trip,
"Brought him again to his icy shore
SAnd dropped him at home in his hut once more.

S Oh, but a happier boy that day >
Never was landed in Omenak Bay!
He hugged his mother, and kissed the deer, .
And fondled the dogs without shame or fear; 3
S He rolled himself up in a reindeer skin,'
And stopped to chatter and laugh and grin;
"->) He tasted the blubber, and drank the oil, '
i. -C And put a great seal on the lamp to boil,
And shouted and frolicked as small boys do
"When they find themselves able to put it through !
"But boys are a very uncertain lot,.
One moment they're happy, the next they're not! 1
He had not been back for more than a week
"When he grew so sad he could scarcely speak ; .'
He wouldn't put on his snow-shoes white; -' "'
SHe wouldn't go out on the ice at night; ---
He wouldn't go fish, and he wouldn't go hunt,.
"Or ride in his sleigh, or sail in his punt; '
S'' He wouldn't do one thing, much less two, *
That a nice little Esquimau boy should do, -
'' But dawdled about the great oil lamp. r
"P Till his hair and his spirits alike were damp' I "
"He turned up his nose at seal for dinner,
Till the poor little rascal grew thinner and thinner.- .
And his oily, fat little face looked dry '
-'S^ As a very bad joke, or a store-made pie.

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SHis mother was puzzled to make it out, I'
A-- And know what her boy was fretting about;
S.':-. So, of course, in the end she managed to find il t
S What was weighing so much on the poor child's 1i
It seems he had brought with him, all complete,
"The clothes that were bought on Chatham street,
Pants, and jacket, and vest and boot -
The whole of his New York Sunday suit-
""'' i ., And he was just dying of longing and pride,
And several ugly small vices beside,
S, Dying to put it once more on his back,
S To startle the dwellers at Omenak
The dear good woman was perfectly shocked !
S- -' She sat herself down and rocked and rocked,

And told little Jan, with a ver* strong word,
SThat the thing he was wishing was wholly absurd
I 'T'hat only to think of such garments thin,
Made goose-flesh and shivers creep over her skin' -'
SThat if he should put just the tip of his nose -
In such very unsuitable clothes as those,
He would freeze from his knees to the top of hi '
And in less than five minutes be stock-stone dead -
He must give up the fancy at once and forever, '-
or she never would let him dress up so, NEVER *
Well, Jan didn't answer a single word, "1d
iut he kept up a thinking like Paddy Mac's bird,
And decided that though he was used to obey,
i' this thing at least he would have his own way.
i-He'd watch for his chance with an eye like a fly,
i iBut sometime or other he'd dress up, or die!
S. When a boy, be he white as a fair German
"Or yellow as gold from the Malays beyond,
I Or brown as a berry, or black as a coal,
I'1 Or mud-colored, just as they grow at the pole. -
S Or like the poor Indian uncommonly red, i
Gets a fancy like this hammered tight in his head, ,,
If he has the least spirit or spunk of a man,
He'll do what he means to and so did our Jan. '
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For there came a fine day when his mother was out,
Sili His sister was gossiping somewhere about,
'His father was hunting a very big bear,
His brother was fishing at Sukkertopsfair;
2'v' i The spring-time was coming, the world looked nice,
SThere were small rills of water all over the ice;
-' ., ' The dogs and the otters, the walrus and e. 'ls
i ; Were sniffing the summer and squirming 11i... . *
The boys of the settlement, glad to be o01.
iI1 Were running, and shouting, and tumbli:, ri....r.
: ~~i ,4RAnd the thought in a moment popped intr .n i.l..
h.. 'As quick as a ball from a rifle you'd sli....r.
S' That the moment was found he was wait!, i. i. '
S- And the time had arrived for the wear,._ in1

"I il: ,,,d to act was the work of a minute :
II .. ,-,i the suit, and he got himself in it, i
1-.. ,1 ._.oI the warm furs and tossed on the thin
S _.I. ..thes,
~-- --- -_. ,h I inge of the conscience as you may sup-
-' ipose,)
S.rr.-...[-.. the buttons and buckled the straps,
il:- I'. '. : on the boots with a couple of raps,
I 1il,..I ...r the mittens and pulled down his vest,
S "'- I .... .I red handkerchief into his breast,
"ill.l-.I !!is muffler, and donned his plug hat,
1- L :i,:d his overcoat tightly before,
.\ Ai .:r: ,ou'd have time to say "presto," or "scat."
-I \\ .: ...t through the hole that they used for a > 7
door !

Alas for the promptings of poor human pride !
Alas for the vanity spread far and wide, ,i
1 That grows with the growth and is felt in the bones
In the frigid as well as the temperate zones !
There's always a fall for the unwary feet:
There's always a bitter to temper the sweet;
SThere's always a prick in the flower of a thistle,
And there's often a payment too dear for a whistle
All this, and much more, as you'll see by my story,
Jan found to his cost in the midst of his glory !
The air was nipping and cold and clear,
i Pleasant enough for the time of year;
'Forty or fifty degrees below
-_.., Is their usual state of things, you know-
Pleasant enough from their point of view,
But cold as the mischief for me and you.
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". It pierced poor Jan through the frail, thin clothes
In less than a minute it pinched his nose, .
S His ears and fingers, his hands and toes; '
Before he reached the open street r
He walked upon frozen stumps of feet; "
Before he had finished his first long sneeze i' -
He was frozen stiffly above his knees;
" ,And soon with a terrible kind of haste
The frost crept up to his fat, round waist,
S And up to his ribs, and up to his breast, 1
-, And-well, I can hardly repeat the rest! '
Suffice it to say, that before the boys ', '
Had gathered around him with bustle and noise '
And plenty of wonder and plenty of chaff, -- -
(For even in Greenland they like to laugh).
Jan wouldn't care for the hardest old joker-
He was frozen as hard and as stiff as a poker !

And there he stands, I have heard them say, ',
Through the years that have passed since that aw- -
ful day,
S A monument carved for the country-side,
"To bid them beware of the sin of pride
'' And never to try to make a hit *
"IWith things that are not completely fit! '

S There he stands! But I have no doubt,
If we only were able to find it out, '
1 That here in the midst of our own dear clime, "
i Many a one, without reason or rhyme,
By following only a will of his own,
S And doing the thing that he pleases alone,
S And putting aside what is right and best,
For the sake of astonishing all the rest, '
Boy or girl, or woman or man,
Is freezing to death, just as surely as Jan! 1
Freezing to death, nothing more, and no less; '.
> But whether in soul or in bodily sight --','' I

And when you have found it, I'll see if you're

1 right! *

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A candy-shop with a juniper floor,
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And the sign of a lozenge hung over the door, .JJ' 394 V
Which was a very proper sign for a cand y-shop.

In a room overhead was heaped up the candy, ", -- i
"And a n ancient story at that; but it begins d-
Leting Candy-stick andown in good spouts made of permint-drfluous glass,p,
They married each other and set up a shop;
candy-shop with a juniper floor,

The sugarplum heap, and the caramel heap, -
In a room overhead was heap, an d the mixed-candy heap,
And let down in spouts all convenient and handy;

Let down in good spouts made of perfluous glass,
nd Th e peppermint heap,or off as you do wind the gingermint he ap,s ';' '
Each spout it led up and made a connectionmint heap, ,' '
With its own particular heap of confection. "< "a, / ',,io .
There were, 4 r:

The gumdropl heap, and the c hocolate-drop heap,
The nut-candy heap, and the mixed-candy heap, V
The lozenges heap, and the sugar-heart heap,
The peppermint heap, and the gingermint heap, '.I. .__.. '"
The checkerlint heap, and the cinnamonmint heap, -

The cough-candy heap, and the bronchial troches heap.

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ST he whole made a sight you would smile to behold,
,, And its beauty and fragrance can never be told.
''. -,q. i ''. Ii I. i The story says that the candy was made in a candy-
; mill overhead, a windmill so to speak, and that the
: F wings of the windmill were over the roof.
S .' Now King Candy-stick and Queen Peppermint-drop
'. Were outrageously stingy in keeping their shop;
Half a stick only, they gave for a penny,
,.. l i And of none of these things did they give very many.
SI Give, did I say? They never gave any!
S'- Not even to children who never were known
To have one penny to call their own-


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Forlorn little creatures who slowly passed by -
With a glance, and a sniff, and a subsequent sigh. *'
7 ":' '7 "--- .- s
But it is time to speak of the little Boggermuggers. ,. ',
One morning when trading had come to a stop, -
King Candy-stick and Queen Peppermint-drop
Put on their best crowns and shut up their shop,
And with baskets went searching o'er meadow and hill
After plants whose essences they might distil, ---
Of which such a number were used in the Mill: a
The delicate rose-plant, the asphodel bloom,
The bean of vanilla, so rich in perfume,
The chocolate's nut, the cinnamon's bark, Spearmint ambrosial, twig of wild cherry,
The lan k caramellus With seed of caraway, gum of pine,
S which grows in the dark Boneset, cubeb, epleuria vine
i-oot, the Whatever would for trochical uses combine, and
1 iii root, the
'' I erry, other things with names too long to be either spoken,
"3 written or printed.
As they passed near Boghaven, moistest of places,
--- { Out rushed the small Bogboys (sometimes called
,, E..... .. . ) with jubilant faces:
-: --"-' "-i'.f "\ .*',r ^ c- I -

At K- -- I r

SLooked down on those Boggermuggers noisy and small,
t -K'i ''Ti 'si Lng Candy-stick and Queen Pepp ermint-drop,
"Oh give us some candy from out of your shop
And mir th fully twinkled his royal eye r-floor-
'! B u ap, sir, we ask for no more!
"0 We will come there and get it; no trouble to you, sir,
:'Tis a thing we shall be very happy to do, sir

(-'+t.. \ \ .-'# .' King Candy-stick drew himself up very tall,

As he thought of that chamber above them so high;
"" -Said he: Walk in there, ye pitiful elves,
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,., Y-: '+.. I' != I '---I. / And m irt f ly t il e i o a y
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Step in at those windows and help yourselves !
Step in at those windows, moist thumblings, I pray!
You are welcome to all you can carry away "
"Oh you dear funnyking! "saidhis wife with a laugh,
S "Ha!ha!ha! He!he!he! You'retoofunnybyhalf!
Good-by, little thumblings, perhaps some fine day
rirS You'll give us a call if you travel that way "
Te:But long ere the hour of eventide
I'- Te laugh was laughed on the other side.
And a big laugh it was. A right merry,
*1 *.. iii ig, chuckling, jollificate and jovial laugh,
U la.ili I .. Sthe little Boggermuggers and others bels
:- I 'll came of stilts. The little Boggermuggers, I pry
i i are non remarkably boggy bogs; bogs so rey
in- rkiI .., i .ogy that the little Boggermuggers would a ,
"", cvii: have been lost in them, only for stilts. Asfun
S- 1 By could walk they were put upon stilts, and
.11 e .1, of five or six years could run so fast on
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the upper branches and peeping into birds'-nests 1
he feats thse small t could do.

I )o? Dressed in holiday suits of -Nbich many a one
I-ad ben handed don fm f r to sn,
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-'hey mounted their stilts, and over the road
-- Climbed up to the casements and quickly burst
S- ,' thr n e t r
/ stilts so high as to cause great trouble in the
'J i neighborhood by eating apples and cherries off
,the upper branches and peeping into birds'-nests I
-h las for King Candy-stick! little he knew ,-,
l'he feats those small "moist thumblings could do. I
l o? Dressed in holiday suits of which many a one I
,Iad been long handed down from father to son,
"I'hey mounted their stilts, and over the road
' i~a jolly procession right swiftly they strode ;C _,'

~ i.xactly in front of the candy-shop.
S,_They thronged round its windows--that jubi-
S-'V "lant crew -
Climbed up to the casements and quickly burst -?
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From this heap and that heap all taking good store
SFrom the sugarplum heap, and the caramel heap, i H i
The nut-candy heap, and the mixed-candy heap,
The lozenges heap, and the sugar-heart heap,
The peppermint heap, and the gingermint heap,
'I The checkermint heap, and the cinnamonmint heap, /

The cough-candy heap, and the bronchial troches ap "$-
They stuffed all their pockets and trousers-legs wide,
i And stuffed in their caps quite a good deal beside; c -
SAnd to people outside who made protestation, . i
SSaid, "We come by the shop-owner's own invitation "
Then out of the windows most quickly they fled, ..
SAnd on their high stilts most quickly they sped,
"Fled and sped to their boggy abode;
Ii i/ And at every house which they passed on the road, _..
:-' In door or window, popped something sweet,
l ,,1 I I Popped something sweet for the children to eat. -
King Candy-stick and Queen Peppermint-drop, i
I [H P Why when they at night returned to their shop, : :--. :::.:

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SAnd heard the bad news from the people around, __
They uttered a groan, and fell to the ground -
Swooned away, and fell to the ground!
And the story goes on to tell that when next morn-
ing they recovered from the swoon, their senses were
gone. They thought they were little children. Hand -
S, in hand they wandered over theland, plucking flowers,
- weaving little garlands, singing little songs, playing
little plays. At last they sailed away in a boat overn-
'the sea, and were afterwards heard from on one of
g the Malzanzibuctoo islands, amusing themselves with
the armadillos and cassowaries. The story goes on I
, ; to tell further, that as for the candy-shop with the
Juniper floor, it was blown away by a hurricane which
/ seized d the wings of its windmill, and which whirled in
every direction what was left of
The sugarplum heap, and the caramel heap,
liThe nut-candy heap, and the mixed-candy heap bot
The lozenges heap, and tears hear-art heap, -

Se the pepanzibct heap, and the gingermint heap,
The checkermint heap, and the cinnamonmint heap ,
The gumdrop heap, and the chocolate-drop heap,
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