Teaching About Mothers’ Love in 1901!

Illustration:  Cornfield Lullaby.  Kids of Many Colors. Written by Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan. Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. 1901.

“Cornfield Lullaby”

By o’ Babun, dark yo’ shinin’ eye,

Snuggle soft and calm;

‘For yo’ come I wanted foh to die –

Lambie, O mah lamb!

Ole brack Sin war standin’ at de door,

Lookin’ roun’ foh me;

But I ‘spect yo’se skeered him off, foh shore,

‘Case he’s lef’ me be.

Illustration:  Cornfield Lullaby.  Kids of Many Colors. Written by Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan. Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. 1901.

Kids of Many Colors.

By Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan.

Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. 1901.

 

 

Happy Chinese New Year!

Illustration:  Chinese New Year from Kids of Many Colors

“New Year’s Day, China”

Pitter, patter, through the street,

Cling-a-ling, long;

Fire crackers, children,

And lantern song.

February’s rather late –

Bim-a-bam, bin! –

But the bells are bringing

The new year in.

 

Kids of Many Colors

By Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan

Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. 1909.

 

 

Curious Crocodiles Beside The River Nile!

Illustration by Harry B. Neilson: "A Curious Sight" from Peter Piper's Peep-Show

“A Curious Sight”

. . . But wait until you’ve heard me tell

About my Crocodile.

And then I think that you’ll agree

You didn’t know such things could be

Beside the river Nile.

He wore a coat of brilliant hue,

He’d trousers and a waistcoat, too;

Upon his head a hat;

His gloves were of the latest shade,

A neat umbrella he displayed –

Now, what do you think of that?

But even as I gazed in awe,

A stranger figure still I saw –

It would have made you smile –

For there approached with gown so neat,

With hat and feathers all complete,

A Lady Crocodile!

They greeted one another, then

Went arm in arm across the plain

Beside the river Nile.

I’ve searched, but ah! I’ve searched in vain,

I’ve never seen a trace again

Of either Crocodile!

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

By S. H. Hamer

With Illustrations By: Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson

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

Hey, every Gnome, Spirit and Fay its Ground-Hog Day!

Illustration by M. T. Ross from A Year With the Fairies.  Ground-Hog Day.

“Ground-Hog Day.”

Now, listen to my proclamation,

Each Gnome, and Spirit, and Fay,

And mind no weather-man but me,

For this is Ground-Hog Day.

When Lady Spring my shadow sees

In fright she runs away,

But since my shadow I have hid,

Miss Spring will come to stay.

A Year With the Fairies.

By Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

Published by P. F. Volland & Co.:  Chicago, U.S.A.  1914.