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.

Ned Hits The Wall!

Illustration:  NED’S HORSE.  Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

NED’S HORSE.

And he learned the fact that as a rule,

No mending is done without a tool,

And he carried his horse to a carpenter,

Who said, “I’ll mend it, my little sir.”

And really he mended the head so well

That the broken place you could hardly tell,

And proud as a lord was gallant Ned

Who mounted his hobby-horse and said,

“You never could mend a live horse’s-head,

So I’ll keep my wooden one instead.”

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Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

The Lady Whipped And Slashed My Pony!

Illustration:  Dapple-gray.  A Book of Nursery Rhymes.  Arranged by Charles Welsh.  Illustrated by Clara E. Atwood.  D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers: Boston, New York, Chicago. Ca 1901.

I had a little pony,

His name was Dapple-gray,

I lent him to a lady,

To ride a mile away;

She whipped him, she slashed him,

She rode him through the mire;

I would not lend my pony now

For all the lady’s hire.

A Book of Nursery Rhymes.

Arranged by Charles Welsh.

Illustrated by Clara E. Atwood.

D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers: Boston, New York, Chicago. Ca 1901.

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.