The Little Robber Girl
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
AMERICAN INDIAN STORIES
Animal Sketches And Stories
Blondine Bonne Biche and Beau Minon
BRER RABBIT and HIS NEIGHBORS
CHINESE MOTHER-GOOSE RHYMES
FABLES FOR CHILDREN
FABLES FROM INDIA
FATHER PLAYS AND MOTHER PLAYS
FIRST STORIES FOR VERY LITTLE FOLK
For Classes Ii. And Iii.
For Classes Iv. And V.
For Kindergarten And Class I.
FUN FOR VERY LITTLE FOLK
Good Little Henry
JAPANESE AND OTHER ORIENTAL TALES]
Jean De La Fontaine
King Alexander's Adventures
KINGS AND WARRIORS
LAND AND WATER FAIRIES
Lessons From Nature
LITTLE STORIES that GROW BIG
MODERN FAIRY TALES
MOTHER GOOSE CONTINUED
MOTHER GOOSE JINGLES
MOTHER GOOSE SONGS AND STORIES
Myths And Legends
NEGLECT THE FIRE
ON POPULAR EDUCATION
PLACES AND FAMILIES
Poems Of Nature
RESURRECTION DAY (EASTER)
RHYMES CONCERNING "MOTHER"
RIDING SONGS for FATHER'S KNEE
ROMANCES OF THE MIDDLE AGES
SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY
Selections From The Bible
SLEEPY-TIME SONGS AND STORIES
Some Children's Poets
Songs Of Life
STORIES BY FAVORITE AMERICAN WRITERS
STORIES FOR CHILDREN
STORIES for LITTLE BOYS
STORIES FROM BOTANY
STORIES FROM GREAT BRITAIN
STORIES FROM IRELAND
STORIES FROM PHYSICS
STORIES FROM SCANDINAVIA
STORIES FROM ZOOLOGY
STORIES _for_ LITTLE GIRLS
THE DAYS OF THE WEEK
The King Of The Golden River; Or, The Black Brothers
The Little Grey Mouse
THE OLD FAIRY TALES
The Princess Rosette
THE THREE HERMITS
THE TWO OLD MEN
UNCLES AND AUNTS AND OTHER RELATIVES
VERSES ABOUT FAIRIES
WHAT MEN LIVE BY
WHERE LOVE IS, THERE GOD IS ALSO
A Message To Mother Goose
from Boys And Girls Bookshelf
- SLEEPY-TIME SONGS AND STORIES
By Ellen Manly.
Once on a time there lived a child--so it was told to me--
Who never heard of Mother Goose and her fine family.
The man who lived up in the moon he saw her with his eyes,
And told the shocking story to the Man so Wondrous Wise,
Who said the proper thing to do in such a case would be
To send the dreadful news at once to good old Mother G.
So off he ran to Old King Cole and told the Fiddlers Three,
And Old King Cole said, "Bless my soul! such things must never be!"
And, putting up his pipe, dispatched a Fiddler in a trice
To find Jack Horner and request the aid of his advice.
Jack Horner cried; "Alack-a-day! and can it really be,
There lives a child who never heard about my pie and me?
I cannot spread the news myself--I'm busy finding plums.
You'd better ask the King of France when next this way he comes!"
The King of France was close at hand, a-marching up the hill,
But kindly turned his men about to search for Jack and Jill;
And Jack and Jill, with all good-will, they hunted up Bo-Peep,
And then they wakened poor Boy Blue, beside the hay asleep.
Bo-Peep she left her wandering sheep; Boy Blue he blew his horn,
And sent the Knave of Hearts to tell the Maiden all Forlorn.
John Barleycorn, he heard the news, and Tom the Piper's Son;
And Tom set out to find John Stout as fast as he could run.
The story shocked Miss Muffet so she dropped her curds and whey
And flew to Mother Hubbard's house, but found her gone away
To buy her poor old dog a bone, and so she told Jack Sprat
As he was lecturing Tommy Green for drowning pussy cat.
Brave Tommy Tucker stopped his song at hearing what she said,
And, quite forgetting supper-time, his butter and his bread,
To Mary Quite Contrary went, as in the garden row
She raked the shells and silver bells that she had coaxed to grow!
Then Mary left her precious flowers and ran with might and main,
(The Man in Leather lent his coat in case it chanced to rain),
And came to Mother Goose's farm before Bow Bells could ring,
Which, Little Polly Flinders said, was quite a lucky thing.
Within her cosy little house beneath the jimcrack-tree
The worthy dame was just about to brew a cup of tea.
But when she heard the dreadful news she let the teapot fall,
And for her Sunday cap and gown impatiently did call.
"Quick! get my steeple hat," quoth she, "my newest high heeled shoes,
And bring my gander to the door; there is no time to lose!
I must away to Santa Claus before the set of sun,
To tell him this alarming tale and see what can be done!"
She wrapped her in her scarlet cloak, she donned her steeple hat;
The gander flapped his lovely wings and circled like a bat,
And then the noble bird away to Christmas Land did soar,
Nor slackened speed till they arrived at Santa Claus's door!
Good Santa Claus was overjoyed his dear old friend to see,
And treated her to cake and nuts from off a Christmas tree.
Just what was said on either side I can't exactly tell,
As nobody was near enough to hear it very well.
But this I've learned: old Santa Claus that very Christmas took
That poor, benighted little child a most enchanting book,
And now she knows old Mother Goose--her children great and small,
And, as good little folks should do, she dearly loves them all!
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