Lullaby & Poppies From Flowerland!

Illustration: Lullaby from Mary Had a Little Lamb Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

“LULLABY”

WIDE awake! wide awake!

Baby’s so wide awake,

What can I bring that will lull her to rest?

Poppies from Flowerland,

Raindrops from Showerland,

Silent slow shadows that creep up the west.

Laughings and cooings – oh, what roguish doings!

Why, this is sleepy-time, Baby, you know.

What can I bring to her,

What can I sing to her,

So that my baby to Dreamland may go?

Lullaby, lullaby, sing a song dull, oh, bye,

Bye, little Baby, now shut up your eyes!

Moon shadowed now’s the land,

Dreams come from Drowsyland,

Droop, dreamy eyelids, and lie sleepy wise.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

Boy on a Chain is a Strange Monkey!

Illustration:  Mary Had a Little Lamb And Other Good Stories.  Henry Altemus Company:  Philadelphia.  1906.

“A STRANGE MONKEY.”

What have we here?

How very queer!

A monkey can it be?

But such a monkey in my life

I ne’er before did see.

Oh, dear, dear, dear,

I sadly fear

That something has gone wrong;

‘Tis Charlie fastened to a chain

That’s stout, and strong, and long.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

And Other Good Stories

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

“Once Bitten, Twice Shy” – Dogs and Mustard!

Illustration:  "Once Bitten, Twice Shy." From:
“Once Bitten, Twice Shy.”
Mary Had a Little Lamb and Other Good Stories.
Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1906.

A burnt dog dreads the mustard pot;

However you may try

To coax him, he will taste it not –

Once bitten is twice shy.