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.

Baby Blue In Deep Water!

Illustration:  Baby Blue.  COWS AND CALVES.  Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrations by Hugo Von Hofsten.  Barse & Hopkins Publishers: New York. 1912.

Baby Blue Ran Into The Water.

Baby Blue ran into the water, but never having been near any water except that in the drinking trough in the lot, she knew nothing about a lake or deep water, and before she knew it she stepped into a hole and under she went.

 

COWS AND CALVES.

Written by Frances Trego Montgomery.

Illustrations by Hugo Von Hofsten.

Barse & Hopkins Publishers: New York. 1912.

 

 

Fun Without People!

Illustration:  An Old Fable Re-Told.  Animal Antics.  Louis Wain.  S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

An Old Fable Re-Told.  –  By Aesop Junior.

There was once a donkey – otherwise an ass – though a donkey can hardly have been even other-wise! Well, this ass (I do not speak sneeringly of him, for donkeys cannot help being asses), as I was saying, this creature lived in the strange country known as Animal-land, where there are no people, and we can only guess at the fun that goes on.

Animal Antics.

Louis Wain.

S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

A Boy And His Horse!

Illustration:  Hassan And His Horse.  Kids of Many Colors.  By Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan.  Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. CA 1909.

Hassan and His Horse

 Some time in the night he felt

Atair searching for his belt.

 

In his teeth he seized it fast,

Raised the boy and swiftly passed

 

All the guards that sleeping lay;

Cleared the camp, and sped away

 

Toward the black tent in the South

With his master in his mouth.

 

Lightly fell his flying feet –

Never was a horse so fleet;

 

Pausing not until once more

Hassan was before his door. . .

Illustration:  Hassan And His Horse.  Kids of Many Colors.  By Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan.  Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. CA 1909.

 

Kids of Many Colors.

By Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan.

Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. CA 1909.

 

Foul Friend, Pony, Guard Dog!

Illustration:  Saint Bernard.  Our Dear Dogs.  Father Tuck’s Happy Hour Series.  Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.: London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal. Printed in the Fine Art Works in Saxony.  Publishers to Their Majesties The King & Queen, & Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Ca 1910.

“The St. Bernard’s Visitors.”

Rex is what you might call a noble dog. He is very good natured, he looks after the weak, . .  Rex allows the fowls to feed out of his dish, and they are not a bit afraid of him.

Then this big dog will let our baby ride on his back, you have to hold her on, you know, or she would tumble off, and that would never do.

Rex can be cross if he likes, and when tramps come into our garden, he barks and growls, so that they walk off in very quick time.

 

Our Dear Dogs.

Father Tuck’s Happy Hour Series.

Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.: London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal. Printed in the Fine Art Works in Saxony.

Publishers to Their Majesties The King & Queen, & Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Ca 1910.

 

 

The Little Pig Rock’d The Cradle!

Illustration: Sow With A Saddle.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

“The Sow With The Saddle.”

The sow came in with the saddle,

The little pig rock’d the cradle,

The dish jump’d up on the table,

To see the pot swallow the ladle.

The spit that stood behind the door

Threw the pudding-stick on the floor.

Odsplut! Said the gridiron,

Can’t you agree?

I’m the constable,

Bring them to me.

 

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

 

Third Little Pig At The Fair!

Illustration:  Pig At The Fair.  The Story of The Three Little Pigs.  McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

At The Fair!

The next day the wolf came again, and said to the little pig, “Little pig there is a fair at Shanklin this afternoon; will you go?”

“Oh yes,” said the pig, “I will be glad to go; what time will you be ready?”

Illustration:  Pig At The Fair.  The Story of The Three Little Pigs.  McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

The Story of The Three Little Pigs.

McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

Hunters Find A Baby In The Forest!

Illustration from the story Valentine and Orson.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

Now, Pepin chanced that very day to hunt with all his train

In that same wood, and found the child ere she came back again;

And took him home, and brought him up, and gave him all the things fine –

Apparel, horses, and a name, – so he was Valentine.

And brave and fair he grew, – King Pepin’s daughter loved him well;

The sons were jealous. Now will I his brother’s story tell.

From the story Valentine and Orson.

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

He fell in love as diamonds, pearls and flowers slipped from her lips.

Illustration: "TOADS AND DIAMONDS."  ONCE UPON A TIME - A BOOK OF OLD-TIME FAIRY TALES.  Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.  Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.

“TOADS AND DIAMONDS”

“Oh, sir,” replied the girl, “my mother has turned me out of doors.”

The Prince was amazed when he saw five pearls and diamonds fall shining from her mouth. “What does this mean?” he cried. “Tell me all that has happened.”

So with all manner of flowers and jewels slipping from her lips as she talked, she told him the whole story, and he fell in love with her while she was telling it.

ONCE UPON A TIME – A BOOK OF OLD-TIME FAIRY TALES.

Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.

Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.

Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

Billy is not a Stink Pot – Polly Attacked!

Illustration from Billy Whiskers in the Movies
“Billy was hoping he could swing the cage so far it would turn upside down and spill Miss. Polly out.”
Billy Whiskers in the Movies.
By Frances Trego Montgomery.
Illustrated by Paul Hawthorne.
The Saafield Publishing Company: Akron, Ohio and New York. 1921.

“Polly, seeing she was safe, began to screech again, but only got as far as ‘Stink p-o-t!’ When with a bound Billy was after her again, and this time as he ran he gave a jump and bounded up high enough to knock the cage off its hook . . .”