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.

Cricket Race!

Illustration:  The Fairy Balloon.  Kids of Many Colors.  By Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan.  Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. CA 1909.

“The Fairy Balloon”

Way down the Scottish glen rode fast the fairy men,

Each upon a cricket thoroughbred, sir.

They were quite plainly seen, dressed all in hunter’s green

With thistles in their jockey caps of red, sir.

Kids of Many Colors.

By Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan.

Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. CA 1909.