Front Cover
 Title Page
 Thank you, pretty cow
 "You are cross, little girl"
 Mrs. Duck
 If you have an apple
 Hear the birdies singing
 May day
 The lazy boy
 The toy circus
 Pussy's milk
 Back Cover

Group Title: Christmas stocking series
Title: Twinkle, twinkle
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00056240/00001
 Material Information
Title: Twinkle, twinkle a book of stories and rhymes
Series Title: Christmas stocking series
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Creator: E.P. Dutton (Firm) ( Publisher )
Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Company
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: [1889?]
Subject: Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1889   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1889   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1889
Genre: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
Statement of Responsibility: illustrated.
General Note: Frontispiece printed in colors.
General Note: Date of publication from inscription.
General Note: Contains prose and verse.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00056240
Volume ID: VID00001
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.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002239013
notis - ALH9537
oclc - 70331427

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
        Page i
        Page ii
    Title Page
        Page iii
    Thank you, pretty cow
        Page 1
    "You are cross, little girl"
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Mrs. Duck
        Page 5
    If you have an apple
        Page 6
    Hear the birdies singing
        Page 7
        Page 8
    May day
        Page 9
        Page 10
    The lazy boy
        Page 11
        Page 12
    The toy circus
        Page 13
        Page 14
    Pussy's milk
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
    Back Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
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-hankl you, pretty cow, that made
GPleasant milK to soak my bread,
.Every day and every night-
Varnrr and sweet and fresh and white.
VDo not chew the hemlock rank
Growing on the weedy banK,
put the yellow cowslips eat-;
7hey will make it very 5seet
4/here the bubbling water flows,
GWhere the purple violet- grows,
Where the grass i5 fresh and fine
Pretty cow, 2o there and dine.

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" OU are cross, little girl/j' said brgkt little Dick,
"Now tell me the reason, If ray."
I'm afraid I am cross," said the dear little girl,
"_I got out of bed the wrong way.'

r, AS once upon a time
I (I'll so commence my rhyme)
These happy children, they, one cold winter's
Went out to have a frolic in the snow,
You must know

The fairy feathers fell,
(They're snowflakes, let me tell,)
And Hal he holds his hands, while Flo with
apron stands
In hopes to catch the fairy feathers so,
You must know.

But these children three
(That opposite you see),
They surely must forget that snow will
make them wet,
And it's useless quite, to try and catch
it Flo You must know.

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M R.S. Duck was very glad when that last egg
was hatched. The other fourteen had all
been hatched two days before, and the little
downy ducklings were all swimming about in the
"I hope this last one will be like the others,"
said Mrs. Duck. "I shouldn't like it to be
cowardly, and afraid of the water, like the hens."
" No, indeed," said Mr. Duck. So they took the
little new duck down to the green pond, and it
quacked for joy as soon as it saw the green water,
and went right in like a well-bred duck should do.
"There, you see, you need not have been
frightened-he is just like his mother, and that is
all I could wish," said Mr. Duck.
He is just like his father," said Mrs.
Duck, "he has just your beak, my dear- -:.
how handsome he is! Mr. Duck
looked pleased, and Mrs. Duck felt
proud, and so they were
both happy, and went --- '.::-
for a swim together. .-:-

F YOU have an apple, eat it while you may,
Or while you sleep a hen may come and take
it rizgt away.

ear ihe birdies singing,
'/What is it tkhe1 saye ?
/,A-/ happy/ children
in the country gay,
7,'n/r of the poor peni children
W/7Vo cannot join your Pt/y.

5ee he flow're5t decking
/\eadow, lane, ond bower,
'luck, them,they were meant forgou,
blowing hour by hour;
Fut, think o[ the poor pent-children
V/Who ne'er have seen a Foower.

4irds and lowers and meadows
God has 8iven you,
rnd surely something in return
You Wil r tr to do.
'y bot make others happier,
'/hoare not blest like you.

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7H8 first of May is called May Day, and the
children gather flowers and make them into
wreaths and bunches, and carry them round the
village singing the little song that is on the next
Louie could not go with the other children to
gather the flowers, because her mother was ill, and
there was no one but Louie to stay with her to put
her pillows right, and give her cool drinks. So
Louie stayed at home, and mother said she was a
very good nurse. Louie tried not to care about
going round with the wreaths, but next day
mother was much better, and a neighbour came
in, and Louie was able to go out with the others.
" But I have no wreath!" she said. But the
other children had not forgotten her when they
were getting their flowers, and they had made
her a wreath and bunch prettier than any of
theirs. And Louie was very happy, for it is
pleasant to have a beautiful wreath made for you,
and pleasanter still to be loved and remembered.

OH the first of May is garland day,
Please to remember the garland,
We don't come here but cnce a year,
Please to remember the garland.

__ -LZY BO2Y.

--O "" 0$O was always a
Jf L lazy boy-he is
always late for
" breakfast, and never
in time for school,
because he will not get up in the morning. He
is too lazy to learn his lessons, and too lazy to say
them if he'd learned them-so he is always in
trouble. He is too lazy to do kind things for
people, so no one loves him very much. He is
too lazy to play, and too lazy to work, and I
shouldn't wonder if he was too lazy to earn his
own living when he grows up. You see in the
picture he has sat down in the meadow, and he is
too lazy to get up again, and a spider, who is not
lazy, has built a beautiful web all over his legs.
And now what will become of him ? I am afraid
he must always stay there, for his father passed by
just now and laughed and said : Tim is fixed this
time, he's far too lazy to break a spider's web."

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7or CIrCUs.
A FT8 the children went to
the circus, all the toys were
made to play at circus-riding.
The dutch dolls liked it well P _4eg.
enough, it suited their figures, and the spotted
horse said he was made for the life." The jack-
in-the-box made a splendid clown, though he
never made any jokes when the children were
there. But the soldiers thought circus-riding
a very undignified game, and never took any part
in it. The youngest soldier hated it more than
the others, and could not bear to see the prettiest
dutch doll playing a game he couldn't play
at, and he ran away, and hid under the fender.
The housemaid found
him next morning, but
his sword was lost. The
other soldiers tried him
for a deserter, but in the
Send he married the dutch
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D &6A little cat, soft furry pet,
A sort of pussy fairy;
We hope that you will never get
In trouble in the dairy.

For though sweet milk is very nice
When it is set before you;
When you can catch and eat your mice
You'll find them better for you.

Oh! pussy dear, you need not fear
That we shall hurt your kitty;
We only want to look at her,
Because she is so pretty.

"We only want to stroke her fur,
And hear her tiny mewing;
We hope you'll teach her soon to purr,
As you are always doing.



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