A Sloven!

Illustration:  A Sad Case.  Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

A SAD CASE.

Matilda Belinda Lucinda MacGovern

Was very untidy – you might say, a sloven!

She always objected to dusting and cleaning;

Towards brushes and brooms she had no sort of leaning.

In fact it was said that the sight of a duster,

Upstairs or downstairs, would simply disgust her;

And a broom to the room of this sad Miss. MacGovern

Was as strange as a spider’s web in a hot oven.

Matilda Belinda Lucinda MacGovern,

Oh! what could have taught her to be such a sloven?

The birds or the bees? – show us anything neater!

The daisies? – Ah! What could be nicer and sweeter?

Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

My Funny Little House!

Illustration:  Funny Little House.  The Funny Little Book.  Story and Illustrations by Johnny Gruelle.  P. F. Volland Company: New York, Chicago and Toronto. 1918.

“Yes, this is my funny little house, funny little man!” said the funny little lady. “Will you come into my funny little house and have a funny little cup of tea, funny little man?”

 

The Funny Little Book.

Story and Illustrations by Johnny Gruelle.

P. F. Volland Company: New York, Chicago and Toronto. 1918.

 

Eat Nothing At All!

Illustration:  There Was An Old Woman.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

“There Was An Old Woman.”

There was an old woman

Called Nothing-at-all,

Who rejoiced in a dwelling

Exceedingly small:

A man stretched his mouth

To its utmost extent,

And down at one gulp

House and old woman went.

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Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

Turn Back, Turn Back!

Illustration:  The Robber Bridegroom.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.  Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.  Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM.

“Turn back, turn back, young maiden dear,

‘Tis a murderer’s house you enter here.”

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Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.

Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.

Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

Huff And Puff!

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

Presently a wolf came along and knocked at the door, and said, — “little pig, little pig, let me come in!”

To which the pig answered, — “No, no, by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin!”

This made the wolf angry, and he said, — “Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in!”

 

The Story of The Three Little Pigs.

McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.