Polly's patchwork--oh, dear me!--
Truly is a sight to see.
Rumpled, crumpled, soiled, and frayed--
Will the quilt be ever made?... more »
Once there was a little boy who wouldn't go to bed,
When they hinted at the subject he would only shake his head,... more »
One day wee Willie and his dog
Sprawled on the nursery floor.
He had a florist's catalogue,
And turned the pages o'er,... more »
An old astronomer there was
Who lived up in a tower,
Named Ptolemy Copernicus
Flammarion McGower.... more »
The Reg'lar Lark's a very gay old Bird;
At sunrise often may his voice be heard
As jauntily he wends his homeward way,... more »
Mr. Hezekiah Hinkle
Saw a patient Periwinkle
With a kodak, sitting idly by a rill.
Feeling a desire awaken... more »
The Beetle was blind, and the Bat was blinder,
And they went to take tea with the Scissors-grinder.
The Scissors-grinder had gone away... more »
Little Bo-Peep, will you be mine?
I want you for my Valentine.
You are my choice of all the girls,... more »
Priscilla, Auntie's promised me
A brand-new Paris doll;
And though I love you, yet you see
I cannot keep you all.... more »
There lived a wondrous sculptor once, a genius in his way,
Named Phidias Praxiteles Canova Merryday.... more »
A fable told by La Fontaine,
Two centuries or more ago,
Describes some rats who would arraign
A cat, their direst foe,... more »
My little maid with golden hair
Comes each morning for a kiss;
And I know the day will be fine and fair
When Polly looks like this.... more »
One Saturday opulent Ollie
Thought he'd go for a ride on the trolley;
But his pennies were few,--
He only had two,--... more »
We're going to have the mostest fun!
It's going to be a club;
And no one can belong to it
But Dot and me and Bub.... more »
They may say all they like
About germs and micro-crocuses -
Or whatever they are!
But my set opinion is, -... more »
There once was an arch Armadillo
Who built him a hut 'neath a willow;
He hadn't a bed... more »
A very grandiloquent Goat
Sat down to a gay table d'hote;
He ate all the corks,
The knives and the forks,... more »
There once was a happy Hyena
Who played on an old concertina.
He dressed very well,
And in his lapel... more »
There was a youthful genius once, a boy of thirteen years,
Named Cyrus Franklin Edison Lavoisier De Squeers.... more »
'Twas long ago,--a year or so,--
In a barnyard by the sea,
That an old hen lived whom you may know
By the name of Fiddle-de-dee.... more »
The Lady Lorraine was sweet and fair;
The Lady Lorraine was young;
She had wonderful eyes and glorious hair,... more »
There once was a corpulent carp
Who wanted to play on a harp,
But to his chagrin
So short was his fin... more »
'I've a lovely new cup from Uncle John,'
Said Dorothy; 'only see--
It has beautiful golden letters on,
And they spell '_Remember Me_.''... more »
Two well-built men, neither giant nor dwarf,
Were Monsieur Elims and Mynheer Nworf.
They lived in a town not far away,... more »
There was an old Shark with a smile
So broad you could see it a mile.
He said to his friends,
As he sewed up the ends,... more »
When Venus said: 'Spell no for me,'
'N-O,' Dan Cupid wrote with glee,
And smiled at his success;
'Ah, child,' said Venus, laughing low,... more »
The blessed Poster-girl leaned out
From a pinky-purple heaven;
One eye was red and one was green;
Her bang was cut uneven;... more »
Wee Willie sat a-thinking,
And he shook his curly head.
Around him on the nursery floor
His treasures lay outspread.... more »
The sea is like a garden green,
The spray like daisies white;
And one full rose alone is seen,
The great red sun at night.... more »
This figure here before you is a Macaroni Man,
Who is built, as you may notice, on a most ingenious plan.... more »
Triangular Tommy, one morning in May,
Went out for a walk on the public highway.
Just here I will say,
'Twas a bright sunny day,... more »
'Twas the night before the Fourth of July, the people slept serene;
The fireworks were stored in the old town hall that stood... more »
Once there were some silly kittens,
And they knitted woolly mittens
To bestow upon the freezing Hottentots.
But the Hottentots refused them,... more »
Our Bobby is a little boy, of six years old, or so;
And every kind of rubbish in his pocket he will stow.... more »
Old Father Time, one day
In his study, so they say,
Was indulging in a surreptitious nap,
When from his drowsy dreams... more »
Old Santa Claus is up-to-date,
And hereafter, rumors say,
He'll come with his pack of glittering toys,
And visit the homes of girls and boys,... more »
A Spider and a Centipede went out to take a walk;
The Centipede said frankly, 'I will listen while you talk,
But I may appear distracted, or assume a vacant stare,
Because to keep my feet in step requires my constant care.'
Said the Spider: 'I appreciate your most peculiar case,
And your feet must be quite handy when you want to run a race;
But though you gain in some ways, in some other ways you lose;
And, of course, my friend, you must be quite extravagant in shoes.'
'Ah! yes. Ah! yes,' a heavy sigh escaped the Centipede;
'And I have other trials, too;--my ...
There was an ambitious young eel
Who determined to ride on a wheel;
But try as he might,
He couldn't ride right,
In spite of his ardor and zeal.
If he sat on the saddle to ride
His tail only pedalled one side;
And I'm sure you'll admit