Please Man!

Illustration:  Straw For A House.  The Story of The Three Little Pigs.  McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

. . . met a man with a bundle of straw, and said to him, “Please man, give me that straw to build me a house;” which the man did, and the little pig built a house with it.

The Story of The Three Little Pigs.

McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

Idle? Taken Away a Year and a Day!

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ROSAMOND THE IDLE.

Miss Rosamond May was so idle, they say,

That her wise fairy godmother took her away

To regions of fairy-land, cloudy and gray;

And there she must stay for a year and a day,

Or still longer, I fear,

Till she does all things that she didn’t do here!

All the stints and the chores that she thought were such bores;

The running of errands to markets and stores,

The making of beds and the sweeping of floors,

The tending of doors and the lessons in scores –

Ah, the poor little Miss!

How long it will take for her to finish all this!

Illustration: ROSAMOND THE IDLE by Hannah R. Hudson. Prattles For Our Boys and Girls Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.

ROSAMOND THE IDLE by Hannah R. Hudson.

Prattles For Our Boys and Girls

Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.

Lick The Platter Clean!

Illustration:  Jack Sprat.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

“Jack Sprat and his Wife.”

 Jack Sprat could eat no fat,

His wife could eat no lean;

And so betwixt them both, you see,

They licked the platter clean.

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.