By Ada M. Skinner, Frances Gillespy Wickes, Maud Petersham, Miska Petersham
3rd quantity of A kid's personal ebook of Verse, a three-volume set deliberate to be used in the course of the 4 fundamental years. This surprisingly nice choice of poetry was once chosen with the kid's pursuits in brain. comprises sound rhymes and jingles to attract the ear, descriptive poems to create photographs within the imagination, lullabies and lyrics to hot the center, and story-telling poems to stir the mind's eye. Attractively illustrated via Maud and Miska Petersham. appropriate for a long time 7 to ten.
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I patted old Kate, and gave her the spur, For I knew it was all my own. But trample! trample! came their steeds, And I saw their wolves' eyes burn; I felt like a royal hart at bay, And made me ready to turn. I looked where highest grew the may, And deepest arched the fern. I flew at the first knave's sallow throat; One blow and he was down. The second rogue fired twice, and missed; I sliced the villain's crown. Clove through the rest, and flogged brave Kate, Fast, fast to Salisbury town! Pad! they came on the level sward, Thud!
See him in the corners hidin' frae the licht, See him at the window gloomin' at the nicht; Turn up the gas licht, close the shutters a', An' Auld Daddy Darkness will flee far awa'. Awa' to hide the birdie within its cosy nest, Awa' to lap the wee flooers on their mither's breast, Awa' to loosen Gaffer Toil frae his daily ca', For Auld Daddy Darkness is kindly to a'. He comes when we're weary to wean's frae oor waes, He comes when the bairnies are gettin' aff their claes; To cover them sae cosy, an' bring bonnie dreams, So Auld Daddy Darkness is better than he seems.