Goodbye Old Year!

Illustration:  Old Year’s Departure.  A Year With the Fairies.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.  P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Old Year’s Departure.

 The Old Year in his aeroplane, en route for Elfin Land,

Looks back as far as he can see, and waves a friendly hand,

And though he may not come again to dwell with us below,

In visions he may still return, in memory’s afterglow.

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His brother Years, a countless throng, await the old, old Year,

And welcome him with toast and song, they’re proud of his career,

For he has given flowers and fruit and sun and ice for our delight,

So, “Bon voyage, Old Year!” Let’s shout when he sails off tonight.

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A Year With the Fairies.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Winter Play!

Illustration:  Winter Sports.  A Year With the Fairies.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.  P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Winter Sports

The children’s coats are downy white,

And ruddy winter berries bright

Are tam-o’-shanters warm and red

Upon each little golden head.

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On sleds of holly leaves they coast,

Of silver skates they proudly boast

And snowball fights with tiny forts –

These are their jolly winter sports.

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A Year With the Fairies.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Santa And The Fairies!

Illustration:  St. Nicholas and His Aeroplane.  A Year With the Fairies.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.  P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

St. Nicholas and His Aeroplane

 When you have hung your stocking up and crawled into your bed,

St. Nicholas with his fairy crew is sailing overhead,

And on the roofs of children’s homes he pauses in his flight,

While down the chimney goes the crew with gifts for your delight.

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The Brownies made this aeroplane to carry dear St. Nick,

And now there’s time for every child because he goes so quick.

His reindeer, sleek and fat, stay home and munch their hay and corn,

Delighted that they trot no more from Christmas Eve till morn.

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A Year With the Fairies.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Winter Begins!

Illustration:  Lady Winter.  A Year With the Fairies.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.  P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Lady Winter

Lady Winter clothed in ermine

On the North Wind gallops in,

Over crystal bridges bright,

Over carpets snowy white.

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See the North Wind snorting, prancing,

Scare the leaves that, romping, dancing,

Cease their merriment and play

And hurrying, scurrying, run away.

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A Year With the Fairies.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

My Dog Spinning All Dressed Up!

Illustration:  She went to the sempstress  To buy him some linen,  But when she came back,  The Dog was a-spinning.  Mother Hubbard  Illustrations by Walter Crane  John Lane & The Bodley Head: London & New York. Ca 1910.

She went to the sempstress

To buy him some linen,

But when she came back,

The Dog was a-spinning.

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She went to the hosier’s

To buy him some hose,

But when she came back,

He was drest in his clothes.

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She went to the sempstress

To buy him some linen,

But when she came back,

The Dog was a-spinning.

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Mother Hubbard

Illustrations by Walter Crane

John Lane & The Bodley Head: London & New York. Ca 1910.

Jack Frost’s Artwork!

Illustration:  Jack Frost.  A Year With the Fairies.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.  P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Jack Frost

 Elfin pictures on the pane

Mean Jack Frost has come again;

Lace and ferns and vines and flowers,

Snow-capped peaks and fairy bowers.

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Castles gleaming opalescent,

Rivers flowing iridescent;

Jewels set in filigree,

All in crystal fantasy.

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A Year With the Fairies.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.