Baby's primer

Material Information

Baby's primer
D. Lothrop & Company ( Publisher )
Berwick & Smith ( Printer )
Place of Publication:
D. Lothrop Company, c1885
Berwick and Smith
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 17 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Children's poetry ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1885 ( lcsh )
Alphabet rhymes -- 1885 ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1885
Children's poetry ( lcsh )
Alphabet rhymes ( rbgenr )
novel ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )


General Note:
Text and illustrations printed in colors.
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:
027260468 ( ALEPH )
ALK2261 ( NOTIS )
08432939 ( OCLC )

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KIS-DER-GAR-TEN FOR MICE. "This is a Cat."


CoP'YR-lIGT, 1885, BY D. LOTIunor & Co.
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19P Magazines for young and old, all superbly illustrated.-.
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"lish press, that American magazines, by "
enterprise, able editorship, and liberal <
expenditure for the finest of current art
Sand literature, have won a rank far in
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Stands foremost in practical helping !
. Each year's numbers contain a thousand quarto pages, covering the ,
Swidest range of literature of interest and value to young people, from such
authors as John G. Whittier, Charles Egbert Craddock, Mrs. A. D. T. I
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SArnold, Rose Kingsley, Dinah Mulock Craik, Margaret Sidney, Helen
a Hunt Jackson (H. H.), Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elbridge S. Brooks, and
hundredses of others; and half a thousand illustrations, by F. H. Lungren, c+
W. T. Smedley, Miss L. B. Humphrey, F. S. Church, Mary Hallock r
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JoUn o AL, with additional matter, at $1.00 a year.
$2 For the younger boys and girls, and the babies, are published
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Press of Berwick & Smith, Boston.

Dick and the owl must study "A;"
But the mice and bugs, they can play.

"See," says Dotty, here's A and B; "
"Well," says Fido, what's that to me ?"

Dotty and the peacock both are vain,
Each with a long and trailing train.

Now Dick is mending mamma's tub;
Hear him hammer, rub-a-dub-dub !

Dot is sweeping her mamma's room;
The big fly, too, has found a broom.

Dot says to Fido, Let's catch a fish !"
Big trout cries, Here's what you wish I"

"I'll swing," says Dot, "to the sky so blue,"
"Ho I" says grasshopper, I can too."

"The hay," says Dick,"in the barn must go;
"Yes," says grasshopper, see me mow I"

"Trout trout Here's fine fresh trout I "
"Are you sure?" says the trout, jumping out.

"Ah I" says the cat, what splendid luck I
When he gets it done I'll eat that duck "

"When Miss Dotty has her garden made,
I'll go,"says the toad," and enjoy the shade."

Newsboy Dick is earning money;
The bee is reading the price of honey.

"Whoa !" says Dicky, "you-stand still,
While I build my church, spire and sill."

" Just a drop," says Dot, for the invalid ;
" And I'll take the rest I" says chick-a-bid

"Slop, pour and spatter I" Topsy said,
" For this little kitten must be fed I"

Way off in a tub see Dicky glide;
"Ah, ha," says the frog, "we'll all take a ride."

" See," says Dicky, I've found a drum I"
Grasshopper says, "Hear the music come."

" Now," says Fido, "Dot loves this doll
Much more than me, so I'll end it all I"

" Breakfast is ready, cut-cut-ca-doo "
The babies quarrelled, and off ran two.

Dicky whipped his horse till up he reared,
And the froggie's team ran away, 'tis feared.

Says Topsy to Dick, If you're to fight,
You want a moustache as black as night."

Here's three little kits behaving nice,
And they all shall dine on tender mice.

"Water I water I" and as they quaff,
Dick sees how the thirsty flowers laugh.

Two smart little ladies come to tea-
I do wish Miss Dotty would invite me I

" Tra la sing Dot and Topsy and Dick;
" Oh I" howls Fido, "get through quick I"

Such a naughty Dick when mamma's away I
" Let's have some too I "the grey mice say.

"And now,"says the cat," are lessons done ?"
" Yes," says Fido, hurrah for fun !"

"No," say the children," this comes next! "
And Fido and kit are very much vexed.


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