The wonderful history of Dame Trot and her pig

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The wonderful history of Dame Trot and her pig
Portion of title:
Dame Trot and her pig
C. A. B
Chapman and Hall ( Publisher )
London & Bungay ( Engraver )
R. Clay, Sons & Taylor ( Engraver )
Place of Publication:
Chapman & Hall, Limited
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
23 leaves : col. ill. ; 26 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Swine -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Older women -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Cats -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Temper tantrums -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1883
poetry ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
England -- London
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )


General Note:
Date of publication from preface.
General Note:
"Printed in colours by R. Clay, Sons & Taylor, London & Bungay, Suffolk"--back cover.
General Note:
"Dame Trot and her pig" was written and illustrated some half century ago."--preface.
General Note:
Original t.p. dated 1826.
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
Statement of Responsibility:
C.A.B. ; with illustrations.

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University of Florida
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Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
026667252 ( ALEPH )
ALG5558 ( NOTIS )
63268052 ( OCLC )


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DAME TROT AND HER PIG" was written and illustrated

some half century ago. The author has passed away, but

the memory of him lives. It was always present to his mind,

and a desire on his part, that at some time the work which

beguiled his leisure hours might be presented to the public;

and it is the happy privilege of those who cherish his memory

to carry out his wish. The chief feature of the sketches

consists in affording a striking and pleasing contrast to the

children's books of the present day, and recalling the characters

and costumes of a bygone generation. It is hoped that the

young folk will derive that amusement which the author's

geniality and humour never failed to excite amongst his

numerous young friends.

February i, 1883.

A pretty Pig was he,

Together they would often jig,

To market as you see.
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When at the market place they came,

Pig did not idly stand,

But used to trudge behind the Dame,

With basket in his hand.


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But piggy oft would eat and stuff,
E'en when he'd had his fill,
Nor thought that he had had enough,
Until it made him ill.


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H e made himself so ill one day,

Dame sent for Doctor SKILL,

Who felt his pulse, and then straightway

Prescribed a draught and pill.


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It happened once, when Pig got well,

Dame went to buy a hat,

When Master GRUNT, I 'm grieved to tell,

Some mischief must be at.


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A piece of cord across the door

This naughty piggy tied,

Which threw poor Dame upon the floor,

And bruised her every side.


The Dame, whose temper knew no stay,

Began to beat the pig,
Cried, "ere's a pretty rig

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Cried, H-ere's a pretty rig!"

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But soon the Dame forgave her Pig,

And GRUNT received the hat,

Which placing on his bristly wig

He went to court a Cat.


He crossed the Farm-yard full of glee,

And proudly cock'd his hat,

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He crossed the Farm-yard full of glee,

And proudly cock'd his hat,

Quoth he, "What will she think of me?

And what will Gaffer FAT?"


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Miss MEW she liv'd with Gaffer FAT,

Who kept a Farm hard by,

Puss used to catch each knavish rat

That stole his wheat and rye.


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Now Gaffer did not know that Pig

Was pardon'd by the Dame,

So back he drove him with a twig

As nimbly as he came.



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The Dame she wiped his tears away,

My dearest dear," said she,

"You may expect this very day

To view your cousins three."



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The Dame had scarcely ceased to speak;

The cart stopt at the door;

GRUNT welcomed each with merry squeak,

And kiss'd them o'er and o'er.


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That each might have a coat, the Dame

To Mister SNIP did go:

By fitting Apes he had won fame,

Why not by Swine also ?


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It happened once when Dame stepped out,

No doubt from special cause,

These naughty pigs were turning out

The treasures of her drawers.


Dame turn'd them out of doors to play,

But still on mischief bent,

Upon the poor unlucky Grey

Their thoughtless tricks they vent.


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And of bread-and-milk instead

She gave them nought but gruel.


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Now Gaffer FAT, kind-hearted soul!

He doth a note indite,

And sends it by one Peter POLE;

Now thus doth Gaffer write:


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Are well as this leaves me

And that yourself and piggies too

Will come at five to tea."


The village clock had just struck five

When, punctual to the hour,

The happy party did arrive

At good old Gaffer's door.


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The Dame extol'd her dish of tea

Which gave Miss MEW delight,

And Piggy hands the toast, you see

Exceedingly polite.



Now to the tune of fiddlestring,

The merry party frisk;

It was a most surprising thing

To see the Dame so brisk.


But Piggy led Miss MEW aside-

I know not what he said-

But soon the news spread far and wide

That he had won the maid.



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