Favourites of a Nursery of Seventy Years Ago: And Some Others of Later Date
"This collection of nursery rhymes and ballads has been selected to preserve for the children of this century the quaint little stories and verses which were popular about a hundred years ago, and in later years of the nineteenth century"--Preface.
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baby Bear better bird bright bring brother chair child comes cried dance dead dear door eyes face fair fairy father fear feet fell gave girl give green hand head hear heard heart Jane Taylor keep kind King lady laugh leaves light live look Lord mamma milk mind Miss moon morning mother mouse naughty nest never night Nursery o'er once pass play poor pray pretty Pussy ride round seen side sing sister sleep soft song soon stand stars stay stone sure sweet tail tell thee thing thou thought told took tree turned walk warm wind wings wish wood young
Página 442 - TwrvKLE, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.
Página 589 - Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword. His truth is marching on.
Página 505 - Over the river and through the wood, To grandfather's house we go; The horse knows the way To carry the sleigh Through the white and drifted snow.
Página 512 - THE boy stood on the burning deck, Whence all but him had fled; The flame that lit the battle's wreck Shone round him o'er the dead. Yet beautiful and bright he stood, As born to rule the storm; A creature of heroic blood, A proud though childlike form.
Página 508 - Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there...
Página 508 - Gave a lustre of midday to objects below ; When what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer, With a little old driver so lively and quick I knew in a moment it must be St.
Página 491 - Why had they come to wither there. Away from their childhood's land ? There was woman's fearless eye, Lit by her deep love's truth; There was manhood's brow serenely high, And the fiery heart of youth. What sought they thus afar...
Página 89 - Soon as the little ones chip the shell, Six wide mouths are open for food, Robert of Lincoln bestirs him well, Gathering seeds for the hungry brood; "Bob-o'-link, bob-o'-link. Spink, spank, spink, This new life is likely to be Hard for a gay young fellow like me. Chee, chee, chee.