Advice for Singers
"SHE smiled on me, she smiled on me!"
In ecstacy exclaimed
A little waif in tattered gown,
With form so halt and maimed.
Remember, even a smile may cheer,
A cup of water, bless;
A kindly word, sow seeds of joy,
Whose fruit is happiness.
A Baby's Faith
An Old Saw
'tause I'm Tross
Mamma, 'tause I'm tross don't whip me; I tan't help it, not a bit! 'Tis the tandy hurts my stomat, And that mates me whine and fret. Sometimes, too, I'm whipped for trossness When the trossness tomes from meat; Thint...
A B C
A Stands for Alligator, B Stands for Ball, C Stands for Cat in a cream-pot, D Stands for Doll. E Stands for East, or Ellen. F Stands for Fay, G Stands for Goat, a Pen in, H Stands for Hay, I Stands f...
A Baby's Faith
Our Maude was dancing with her doll, In childhood's chattering glee; A brimming bucket standing by, The maiden failed to see, And skipping, tripped; the bucket tipped; The water, cool and clear, Was rudely sway...
"SHE smiled on me, she smiled on me!" In ecstacy exclaimed A little waif in tattered gown, With form so halt and maimed. Remember, even a smile may cheer, A cup of water, bless; A kindly word, sow seeds of joy, Whose frui...
An Old Saw
"If you'll break the first brake And will kill the first snake, You'll be sure to go through With what you undertake." Thus our Grandma, quaint but queenly, Taught us grand-bairns one by one; And the lesson relished keen...
Yes, my darling, when you question, I will answer, simple, plain, Just the Truth;--and when playmate Tells you anything again, Come to Mother, she will tell you, Yes, and tell you always true, For she knows what's low and si...
Now listen while I tell you, child, That I am quite a grown-up girl, For I can read, and spell my name, While you,--why, you're just Baby Pearl. I help mamma to "house-keep," too, Although she says I make a whirl! But I ca...
Jingle! jingle! baby's bell; What a tale its tongue might tell. Could it speak it sure would say, "When the baby's tired with play, And is getting cross, don't try To jingle bells, but hush-a-bye; All so still, now crooning low, ...
One little head, Ah! but what does it hold? No matter,--it's worth its whole weight in pure gold. Two big brown eyes, soft with Heaven's own dew; No diamonds so precious, so sparkling, so true. Three cunning dimples, one deep in...
New-born baby, soft and pink, Of the two worlds on the brink. One month old,--eat and sleep; Precious little human heap. Two months old,--tear and smile; Fists in mouth and eyes the while. Three months old,--"goo-a-goo," ...
Kisses, kisses, raining, raining, On her lips, her cheeks, her brow, Till she, wearied, "Daughter, darling, Mamma's had enough for now." "Ah! but Bessie has so many!"-- Naught the pretty prattler daunts; Mamma pleading, ba...
Old Britain was under the Romans From fifty-five years before Christ (55 B. C.) To four hundred fifty-five (455 A. D.) Then her eight States on home-rule insist. For many a year now they wrangle, Ah! yes, for quite three ...
BYE-BABY-BUNTING, The Indians live by hunting, And bring home many a beaver-skin To wrap the little pappoose in. And mother-squaw the baby'll tie Fast on a board, and swinging high, Will hang it up among the trees To rock-a-bye...
I know a castle, curious, Of lovely form and make; That we may view the castle through, A hasty peep we'll take. The framework of my castle proud, Is neither wood nor stone, But earthy matter mixed with lime And h...
Was ever so sweet the clover, Was ever so clear the brook, As my child-days, over and over, Found fresh in the dear home-nook? Was ever such grace of motion, Or ever such trills of song. As the birds in mid-air ocean, ...
The twilight gray is falling, Now list and you shall hear The footsteps of the sylphid fays,-- This is their hour of cheer. List to the gentle patter On each wee blade of grass, As it is bent, and back again, Whene'er...