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THE ELEPHANT AT TEA WITH THE CLOWN, he Baldwin
THE ELEPHANT TAKES TEA.
First in order of our pictures
Is the Elephant at Tea;
Although not very graceful
He tries polite to be:
He sits down at the table
With his jolly friend the Clown;
Then lifts with care his cup of tea,
And slowly drinks it down.
THE FUNNY FELLOWS.
What a queer fantastic couple
Of jokers we have here;
Like two chubby schoolboys
In caps and jackets they appear;
With waists up to their armpits,
And trousers scarcely to their knees,
So absurd a pair of antics
Is seldom seen.as these. *
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SFirt. a prank they play;
While one calls off his notice
The other steals his cakes away.
Naught care they for his whining;
They only laugh vith ghle,
As they gobble up the goodies,
His doleful looks to see.
1J.. le-skippirig their
next sport is;
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For this is how
they play :
I Tlon the other's
'-:I-, stands the rope
Wiile he below,
TUp and down begins
A JUGGLER'S FEAT.
SA globe upon a slender wand
'' He manages to keep
Balanced like some bird or fowl
Upon its perch asleep.
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THE BEAR PROMENADING IN COSTUME
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THE BEAR IN COSTUME.
MF.s Bruin in gown, and in bonnet with feather,
Comes out promenading, to enjoy the fine weather;
She thinks she is stunning, but I fear that the style
Of her garments will cause most beholders to smile.
THE SLIM GIANTESS.
Who is this funny creature,
"With figure tall and thin,
That is smirking at the Clown
With so quizzical a grin?
p Not very well proportioned
App.0:1ar her arms unto her height;
Fo.r ,: very tall a person,
They s,:.m quite too short and slight.
If you wish to know the secret,
I 'I tell you how 'tis done:
Tw.n persons are there, really,
r Although she looks like one.
The figure's upper portions-
SThe head, the arms, the hands-
DIl._.ng to one who, balanced,
O ua another's shoulders stands.
'rThe one above jumps downwards
-- Wnhen with their pranks they're
Ai..1, linking arms together,
They pass away from view.
THE REFINED PIGS.
HI. 1ie'- a nice domestic picture,
Whi.. h Education's blessings shows;
'lT.it pigs, by nature, are rather boorish,
.I. Is ;-inmething everybody knows;
Lilut I ie's a well-bred pair of porkers
IIn hornm such failing can't be found;
i n this no parent more genteelly
S o 'i -I her darling trundle round;
1t h*e little one's behavior
S ildl not very well be beat,
it .its up so sedately
In it, carriage fine and neat.
THE REFINED PIG FAMILY,
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THE ROLLER SKATERS.
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THE ROLLER SKATERS.
Hurrah! here come the skaters,
What a merry sprightly crew,
How gracefully they glide about,
What clever tricks they do.
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And thi. ln a fat 1.:]ii:-. i ii,a
Who his club with vigor twirls;
A much-conceited dude comes next,
Who thinks he's just all right;
And, below, a skilful skater,
Who can skate all day and night.
Beyond him's little Mabel,
A darling sweet and fair--
Ha! the dude has got a tumble
While the others laugh and stare.
Ah! here is sport that's jolly
It pleases young and old,
To watch these nimble jumpers,
So graceful and so bold.
Adown a sloping pathway
With rapid steps they bound,
And with a spring go whirling
In the air, round and round,
Until the bulky elephants
They have cleared with ample space,
When on their feet they lightly drop,
With bird-like ease and grace.
Last of all trots down a joker
Who is clumsy, slow, and fat;. ;
When the jump is reached his courage fails,
So he just shies over his hat
BO-PEEP AND HER SHEEP.
Little Be-Peep has brought her sheep
To the circus that all may behold them :
They're exceedingly smart, and each does
So well that she rarely has to scold them.
So shrewdly, in fact, do they generally act,
'Tis hard to believe the story related,
That they went astray, one unfortunate day,
And came home with their tails amputated.
THE PONY RACE.
O isn't it exciting, to see these little steeds!
How eagerly they dash ahead, none of
them urging needs;
O'er the hurdles they go flying, like birds
upon the wing,
While their funny monkey riders unto
them tightly cling.
THE ELEPHANT ON THE TRICYCLE.
He looks a little awkward,
But seems to enjoy the fun,
As swiftly round the race-track
He makes his 'cycle run;
He's a very careful wheelman,
So he seldom gets a spill,"
And his friends, the horse and monkey,
Are quite envious of his skill.
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THE PERFORLMEIRS UN THE BICYCLE.
All have to admire these wheelmen, and their daring, wonderful feats;
While the Clown's comical poses, everybody with laughter greets.
THE ELEPHANT ON THE TRICYCLE.
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PONY RACE WITH MONKEY JOCKEYS.
LITTLE BO-PEEP AND HER PERFORMING SHEEP,
PERFORMANCES ON THE BICYCLE AND SACK RACE.
THE SACK RACE.
Well, are they not a funny sight,
These racers tied in sacks?
Now plunging forward on their toes,
Now squirming on their backs;
Jumping, bumping, thumping,
Falling, sprawling, crawling,
Some gayly laughing at the sport,
Some o'er their mishaps bawling.
THE UNEQUAL CHICKEN FIGHT..
A giant rooster first appears,
A monster six feet tall,
Who struts about with haughty air, THE CLOWN'S TRICK MULE.
As he were lord of all. A shaggy mule a Clown brings out,
He flaps his wings, and shakes his comb, With restless ears and crafty eyes;
And cocl-a-doodle-dooes, And offers to who'll manage him
As if to say, Dispute my sway, Ten dollars as a prize.
And you your head shall lose." A countryman pulls off his coat.
But soon there comes a champion small And tries to ride the brute,
To test his lordship's might, But that's an undertaking
A little fowl, of common breed, Which doesn't his muleship suit;
Who challenges him to fight. So he just throws up his hind legs,
They're soon engaged, and for a space While his forward end he drops,
The combat rages hot, When our countryman takes a tumble
Till our giant from his nimble foe And softly on the sawdust flops.,
A pecking fierce has got.
When he can stand no more of it,
He meekly turns and flies,
Thbu making very clear the fact,
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THE CLOWN'S CUNNING TRICK MULE.