Never Be Idle!

Illustration:  The Duet.  Animal Antics.  Louis Wain.  S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

“THE DUET”

“O COME and listen, come!

Our Master he can strum,

And we can gaily sing

Of April and the Spring.

And if you do not like our song,

Like cats and mice, you must be wrong.

You must be, must be, must be wrong.”

[Editor’s Note:  A “duet” with three singers, “strum” regarding playing the piano and other strange issues.]

Animal Antics.

Louis Wain.

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

Miss. Mouse’s Music Lesson

Illustration:  Music Lesson.  Animal Antics
Music Lesson
Animal Antics
S. W. Partridge & Co.: London. Ca 1906-1910.

Miss. Mouse is learning music, but she always plays with fear,

Although her brother, as you see, is bravely sitting near.

For at her elbow sits the teacher, Mr. Roar,

Who growls to hear her miss a note, which makes her stumble more.

Oh, when I choose my teacher, he shall have a gentle way,

For if I’m made to tremble, I shall never learn to play.