Winter Play!

Illustration:  Winter Sports.  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.

Winter Sports

The children’s coats are downy white,

And ruddy winter berries bright

Are tam-o’-shanters warm and red

Upon each little golden head.

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On sleds of holly leaves they coast,

Of silver skates they proudly boast

And snowball fights with tiny forts –

These are their jolly winter sports.

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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.

Santa And The Fairies!

Illustration:  St. Nicholas and His Aeroplane.  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.

St. Nicholas and His Aeroplane

 When you have hung your stocking up and crawled into your bed,

St. Nicholas with his fairy crew is sailing overhead,

And on the roofs of children’s homes he pauses in his flight,

While down the chimney goes the crew with gifts for your delight.

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The Brownies made this aeroplane to carry dear St. Nick,

And now there’s time for every child because he goes so quick.

His reindeer, sleek and fat, stay home and munch their hay and corn,

Delighted that they trot no more from Christmas Eve till morn.

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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.

My Dog Spinning All Dressed Up!

Illustration:  She went to the sempstress  To buy him some linen,  But when she came back,  The Dog was a-spinning.  Mother Hubbard  Illustrations by Walter Crane  John Lane & The Bodley Head: London & New York. Ca 1910.

She went to the sempstress

To buy him some linen,

But when she came back,

The Dog was a-spinning.

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She went to the hosier’s

To buy him some hose,

But when she came back,

He was drest in his clothes.

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She went to the sempstress

To buy him some linen,

But when she came back,

The Dog was a-spinning.

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Mother Hubbard

Illustrations by Walter Crane

John Lane & The Bodley Head: London & New York. Ca 1910.

Jack Frost’s Artwork!

Illustration:  Jack Frost.  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.

Jack Frost

 Elfin pictures on the pane

Mean Jack Frost has come again;

Lace and ferns and vines and flowers,

Snow-capped peaks and fairy bowers.

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Castles gleaming opalescent,

Rivers flowing iridescent;

Jewels set in filigree,

All in crystal fantasy.

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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.

Lady Fall Is Passing By!

Illustration:  Lady Fall’s Harvest Ride  A YEAR WITH THE FAIRIES.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. Ross.  Published by P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago. 1914.

Lady Fall’s Harvest Ride

 On harvest chariot piled sky high

Lady Fall is passing by

With garnered fruits and wealth untold

Of royal purple mixed with gold.

 

To Lady Summer’s farewell nod

She waves a plume of Goldenrod,

And as the birds fly south again,

She cries, “Good-bye, auf Wiedersehen.”

 

Lady Fall’s Harvest Ride

A YEAR WITH THE FAIRIES.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. Ross.

Published by P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago. 1914.

 

Not Grumpy Nor Too Gay!

Illustration:  Ranji.  PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.  Written by S. H. Hamer.  With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.  Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

“RANJI.”

He has a lovely tenor voice,

So silvery in tone,

Whene’er I hear him sing “My Queen,”

I’m moved to tears, I own.

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His recitations are renowned,

Both comic ones and sad;

He draws a little, too, and paints –

His paintings are not bad.

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He plays on several instruments,

The jew’s harp and banjo;

I never stay when he begins,

It irritates me so.

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His conduct as a husband, too

(He’s married, I should say),

Is everything it out to be,

Not grumpy nor too gay.

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PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair.

Written by S. H. Hamer.

With Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.

Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.