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Visit to the circus

Material Information

Title:
Visit to the circus
Series Title:
Circus stories
Creator:
McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
Place of Publication:
New York
Publisher:
McLoughlin Bros.
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
[14] p. : ;

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Circus -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Poems -- 1883 ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1883
Genre:
Poems ( rbgenr )
non-fiction ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- New York -- New York
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )

Notes

General Note:
Cover title.
Funding:
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
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Resource Identifier:
026437966 ( ALEPH )
26495431 ( OCLC )
AJG3665 ( NOTIS )

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VISIT TO THE CIRCUS.


DAN('IN;-HORSE A('T.

WE'RE at the Grand ('iricus! The first to appear
Is Madame Ad'.-le, whose horse will uprear
At the word f command, 0or sound of the whip,
And curtsey, or waltz, or gracefully skip ;
While the Clown in the corner is having some fun,
As he slides his mate down on the plank by the run .



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Most. horses ill their stalls are fed-
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Si l Rests one pre tt foot on, his imusular knee,

And scatt-ers sweet fli.w'rs with inni',ent glee

S While in the ]Hing's entire the Aerobats gay,

(11 Climb over each other like monkeys at play.
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EIGHT HORSE RIDING ACT.
Next come eight prancing glossy
steeds,
Of v:,riius elrs, Ihape and breeds,

Ar1,,unil the rIing they 'wiftlv fly-
"With nostrils widle and fiery eve
They step inl graceful order 1b !
SWitlh wINa-iwn. hat, the rider stands,
The rein s hel-1 in his skillful hands;

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While still the ('loiwns, crack merry
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BARE BACK DR)UM ACT.
The fair Adele is here once more,
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And now, with sound like pistol shots
We see her dyin., through the drums!
ach time she lights upon her horse,
ho speeds upon his rapid course; '
bile playing in the central ring, .
The Clowns, the weights together swing.









A Clown drives i .,UI1
With whitened face,
The Pony takes
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DOUBLE COMIC' ACT.
A Farmer and li.bhmaian
Queerly arrayed, I
Next jumped ,n the horses
v And 1'funnv tricks played.
They tumbled anild swayed, ,
As they speedel around -

And rolled on the ground;

while one of the ('lhiwns
fA 1iL turkey bestrode,
And the eitherr a hobby-horse
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BARE BAC'lI BANNER ACT.
Here comes Miss Fanny clad in rich attire-
SHer pawing steed seems full of noble fire.
T \vi(ce round the ring, with railid stride and leap
The ho-rse and rider, like a whirlwind sweep.
Quick as a lash the fearless lady springs
'' lTpin her feet, as though a inmid with wings;
And li htly sprin'in-g o'er the banner wide
Regains her steed upon the furtlir side.
Meanwhile the Clowns with comical display,
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Next comes the wondrous jumping horse
Upin his back appears
Aspangled rider clinging fast,
As high his cJIurser realT.
His feet are waCvin in the air,

leld firmly by the pressin, arms
h That clasp his h,.,rse's sides.
s for the (lowns,- upon a ball
0.; .,swiftlv n-lling goes,
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MISS ADELE'S DANCING ACT.
Once more appears the fair Adele,
This time alone she rides;
As upright on her charger's back
Around the ring she glides.
,. With flying sash, and spangled dress,
She to the children seems
A\ Fairy from a story-book -
A Princess from their dreams.
1While as they watch the dancing
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As round thhe smiling ladie Igo
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A(, TOURNAMENT ENTREE.
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.l- Two noble Horses prance and spring,
V" Across their backs, with limbs astride,
7 Two brave and graceful horsemen ride.
High in the air the smaller stands,
Held loosely by the other's hand;
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l-re _I( crfoneS an ,.,dd ('re-Ittlrc ui inl a swift horse.
-, T, .ioudge from the iihrthes its- a wminan of course.
S'" W\ith a man (in her shiouillers, yNvu'dl think she'd
hill down,
But as slhe cinles nearer, yvi see its the ('luwn
Who throws ,ffl the bonnet and dress in a trice,
.\Ani1 ,rins with delight at his funny device;
While tle itler one laughs at his antics with glee,
And walks down a plank, on a keg, as you see.



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THE CHINESE JUGGLER.
You would not dream that thus arrayed,
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But here once more the rogue is found,
His basket. ,)innin,, round and round.
In (hiinese dress, upon a horse

He swiftly ride., around the course-
Shakes his ,av bells, and slippers too,
Yet keeps throw' all his balance true ]
While near at hand like active cats,
Two Clowns cut, up like Acrobats.