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Seven little maids, or, The birthday week

Material Information

Title:
Seven little maids, or, The birthday week
Portion of title:
Birthday week
Creator:
Lathbury, Mary A ( Mary Artemisia ), 1841-1913
Worthington, R ( Publisher )
Place of Publication:
New York
Publisher:
R. Worthington
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 23 cm.

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Birthdays -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Children's poetry ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1884 ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1884
Genre:
Children's poetry ( lcsh )
poetry ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- New York -- New York
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )

Notes

Funding:
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
Statement of Responsibility:
pictures & verses by Mary A. Lathbury.

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:
026841478 ( ALEPH )
ALH3198 ( NOTIS )
10137986 ( OCLC )
ca 17001028 ( LCCN )

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NEW YORK COPYRIGHT 1894 BY R.WORTHINGTON.
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p"\CD"' BAIRNI. IS FAIR 0' FAOE,-

TUED.i'S BAIPH IS FU' OF GRACE,-

WEDIIESDAY'S BAIFPI' 'S GeHILD OF WOE,-

THUFPSDAY'-S BAIR.4 HfxS FAR TO GO,-

FP.IDAY'S BAIPi IS LOVIJ'l' AND GI'l.II.',-

SATURDAY'S BAIF.] ['.,UST WORK FOR A LIVII.':

BUT THE GHILD THAT'S BORjI OIj THE SABBA' DAY

IS .WiISE, N4JD BO-JiJJ'. 2I.JD GOOD, /AND GAY"






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""AIIR OF FPAGE.


LITTLE AlAID OF MANT-OODS!
THE DIJAPLES IJN.THY FA'E
FLIT I.J AND OUT LIlE TFRIOKS/ ELVES.
WITH SOFT AND SUDDENPJ GRACE.


-AND WHEN I SEAFRGH THY FACE, THE SVIILES
AND BLUSHES GOME A.[D GO,
LI(E LITTLE DRIFTS OF GOLD AND ROSE,
SAGROSS THE SUNSET SJIOW.


SOl'IE DAY THY 1IPROF, OFR THY FRIENDS,
\J/ILL TELL THEE THOU )ART FAIR,
AIID FAIPY FOLK WILL FILL THY HEAD
VVITH DREAMS AS LIGHT AS AlR,


SOfIE DAi--BUTI-AH, BELIEVE THEM '.IOT
WHO PRAISE THY PRETTY FAE !
BUT TPIJ4 THE LITTLE LM`P .'/ITHIH
THAT GIVES THE OUTWARD GRA,.E.
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SFULL OF GP AGE.


dPON THY BIRTH-MORJ\, LITTLE rMAID,
THE SWALLOWS' AIRY FLIGHT
LED F-.ST THY WINDOW TO THE WOOD
WHERE FAIRIES D4ANGED AT NIGHT,


AND SIJ'eE THY LITTLE FEET BEGAN
TO PATTER TO AND FRO,
THE RHYTHM OF THE F .IRY-PF'IG
IS FELT WHERE'ER THEY GO.


WHAT IS THE SECRET OF THE GRACE
THAT RUNS LIKE SONGS OF BIDS,
OR LIKE THEIR FLIGHT IJ l41R, THROUGH ALL
THY, JERRY WAYS AND WORDS ?

I FEAR MJE THOU HAST UNSEEN WINGS
THAT JVAY-ALAS, THE DAY !-
UUNFOLD SOVE SUJjY EASTERN J.OFRN
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A GHILD OF WOE.


ULUE EYES-TRUE EYES, BUT FULL OF TEARS!
SOME SHADOW O'ER THY TEIIDER YE-.RS,
S LIKE P-AIN CLOUDS ON A JlOPFN Ill .laY,
SHUTS OUT THE SUpJLSHIJ-JE OF THY DA.Y.


PERHAPS SOJ\1E DEAR, AeCUSTOMED F-CE
HAS STRANELY FFDED FROJ1I ITS FL4,'E
C'Il EAPTH, BUT LEANIJIIG FROM THE SVIES,
HAS WOJl THY WISTFUL, DPEAMY EYES.


B, UT THE "ILEAR SHIJllNr3 AFTER RAIJN"
WILL TUPLI THE GRAY TO GOLD ,.GAIN;
)AND LO'vE, GROWJ\j RIH WITH LONG DELAY,
NILL COME If]' OTHER GUISE SOME DAY.


"SOJIfE DAi,-SOJ.E DA' VVHEf[I SHIPS COME 1IN,
AN .D THOSE :,IHO LOST AT LAST SHALL WIN,
THE'J. BLUE EYES-TRUE EYES, WET WITH PAIlN,
THE SUJ\I SHALL FILL THY SI.IES yGAIN.



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FAI TO GO.


KNOW A LITTLE WILLFUL JIAID
'VWHO SWIJGS HER HAMMOG IN THE SHADE,
N-JD SWINGIrIG, SINGS A ROUNDELAY
AS WILD AS A BIRD'S,
AND ALL THE WORDS
ARE "OVER THE HILLS yAND FAR AWAY !"


SOMETIJ1ES, AMONG THE SEA-ROCKS GRAY,
SHE COUNTS THE PASSING SAILS ALL DAY,
AND SIJIGS-OR SIGHS, WHICH eANJ IT BE ?-
'A LITTLE REFRAIj
AGAIN AND AGAIN,
""fiY HEAPT, PAY HEART, IS OVER THE SEA l"


I -HOWV SHALL WE GHARM THE RESTLESS JMOOD?
S-S THERE A DROP OF GYPSY BLOOD
I IN THOSE BLUE VEIJ S ? AH, WE MlUST WAIT,
FOR WOE AjD WEAL
ARE UNDER A SEAL,
FAST FOLDED IJlJ THE BOOK OF F.ATE.



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LOVING AND GIVING.


LITTLE LOVI,'Nl, GIVING JAIDEN,
FREIGHTED, WEIGHTED, OVERLADEN
WITH THE LOVE THAT FIJlDS IJl GIVING
-ALL THE JOY AND END OF LIVtlG!


WHEI--] SHE HAS J'iO GIFT FOR BLESSING,
"ONLY' LO'!'E!" SHE SIGHS, (ASRESSING ;
AH, SHE I'OWS NJOT ALL HERTREASUPE!
LOVE IS MORE THAN GIFTS GA.J MEASURE.


2AJ)N IT BE THAT DAYS .RE COMIflG
WHEN SO[AE PFIIICELYi BEGGAP, POA.MIGI
Of[l A QUEST OF LO\.'E ...IHD DAFI'PIJ3,
IALL HER S'WEETI-'ESS '.\VILL BE WEARING


FOP, A DAY TO DECK HIS ..PMOR ?
LEST SOAlE LOVELESS LOV.'E SHOULD 0HAP,.1 HER,
'ANGELS, CALL HEP-LOVE HER-WOO HER!
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A LIrTrLE HOUSEMAID.



H I' IS 'YOI' P ''/ICFI -SOI J. O.ER,
HOIl IE -BEE 1.11[IE :'- I G'LL.
THEPE'S 'UPFELI' -1CLOUL.. .D O| I THE 'LC,.EP;
I FEL J.1E F l.JI i .1 FALL '


" 'I,- THE ".,.'K--,-D,L v'ORLD I- ,FI iF Jill'l
FOF'E'.'E DULL, BP- :'..1 THPE..D,
".'TH IE'.'EP F P BEGII i JII 1I3 ,
-rID ILE'.'EP END F. I ID.


0 ELIJ D LITTLE '.FPI[ I EF F L.ELIE-. 11I13
IS 'SIGHT FOF' THE E E.. TH-T SEE.
THE LO'ED OF THi' LIFE IS .".Ei '. III
-A WONDERFUL 'vEIE. FOP THEE


H'S HAIDS HA'.E F'.OIFU'JHT E. E EP BElIC TE-iE '
THE 'WORP.K OF' THY DAI'S THEr H:'LD.
-[ D THE DUL.LO:.'% THF'E.AD TH-T IFIED THEE
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WISE, AND BONNY, AND GOOD,

AND GAY.


O0 YOU ASK JVE OF'MY MAIDIE-
IS SHE WISE ?
LIKE THE FLOWERS, THE BEES, THE BIRDS,
SHE HjAS WISDOM WITHOUT WOPDS.
SHE IS LIKE ROSE UNFOLDIJGJO,
LOVE, ApD LIFE, AJND DEATH BEHOLDIJNG,
WITH A SLOWLY WAKJIJG WONDER
IN HER EYES,


IS SHE GOOD Aj4D GAY, AND BOIJI4JY ?
LIKE THE yIR
BREATHES SHE GOODNESS, SWEETrIESS, TRUTH,
WITH HER SIMPLE, GUILELESS YOUTH;
LIKtE AI'LY, OR jA MORNING,
SHE ri Y IN HER ADORNING,
AND TO AL WHO KNOW AND LOVE HEP,
'^^^ E IS FAIR,



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