THE DANDY CHAIR. HERE'S the Book of the Dandy Chair; Wouldn' t you very much like to be there? D'you know the way to make the chair? I'll show you. It's r e ally a simple" affair. Clasp your hands and cross them so, Never let them go, you; Ride him up, and ride him down, Ride him all about the tO'A' n ; \i\Then your arms begin to ache, You shall have some tea and cake. R o ber/ Ellis 111"ack. Wouldn't you like to take a s eat? \i\Tell th en, jump with both of your feet. ] ump as high as ev e r you can, That's the way, like a good little man; It's quite as safe as your mother's lap, You n eedn't fear the l east mishap. Then bend down a little bit So that baby boy can sit; Then, to make the baby bolder, Place his arms around your shoulder.
I . . HERE the rain comes! Helter-skelter, Everyone must run for shelter ; Bessie, May, the dog. and Dick Run into the barn. but quick, Else the rain will wet you through, Then whatever wil I you do? Don't be sorry for the rain ; Soon the sun will shine again ; And without the rainy hours We should have no sweet spring flowers. QNE and one are three, We add them up with ease, And if you don't agree with it, You make it what you please . GIVE the gate another swing, I'm as happy as a king, He must ride in golden state, He can't ride upon a gate. Please just give me one more swing, I'm as happy as a king.
A DAY IN THE COUNTRY WE saw the ducks and h e ns run about We threw sticks into the pol)d with a shoqt, And Rover barked and fetched them out-The day we spent ill the conntry ... we played at every game we knew, The sky was most of it beautiful blue; The lambs said "baa" and the cows said "moo" The day we spent in the country. I think they both were trying to say How pleased that we had come were they, And they'd like to join us in our play-The day we spent in the country. We thought of mother, at home, alone, And when the long sweet day had flovn1 .We took home a posy for her very own-. , . On the day we spent in the country . .. ' ,, ' j _.,..
; â€¢ PICTURE LAND. GOOD morrow, gentle people, From Picture Land we fare, To tell you all the pretty things That you'll discover there. You need but ope the covers And turn the pages o'er, You'll hear such tales of happiness You ne'er have heard before. The children never cry there, The folks grow never old, No cruel things are ever done, No false ever told. The men are brave and noble, The women sweet and true, And e'en the tiniest children Have some good work to do. And if perchance you question The truth of what we say, Come with us now to Picture Land, We'll take you there to-day. F. E. Wealherfy. AWAY! AWAY! To LONDON TO//VN. A WAY! Away! to London tovvn, To buy my ladyee a hat and gown. She shall have laces, and jewels rare, And a long white feather to wear in her hair; She shall have shoes for her dainty feet, J\nd delicate gloves to wear in the street.
.. THE SCHOOL THAT DICI< KEPT. THIS is the school with many a rule That Dick kept. These are the scholars without any collars, \i\lho went to the school with many a rule, That Dick kept. And this is the dolly, who wouldn't spell, And played about in the class as well, I'm very sorry to have to tell, 1 n the school with many a rule That Dick kept. And this is the he used to whip her, They also used it for Master Nipper At the school with many a rule That Dick kept. And these are the lessons that they l ea rned, So well that many a prize was earned, In the school with many a rule ,, That Dick kept. Rober/ Ellis Mack. This is the dog who only came once, And so, of course, he was mci..de the dunce, Amongst the scholars without any collars At the school with many a rule That Dick kept.
, . â€¢ . r A PUZZLE PICTURE. SEARCH about in every place And you will find a curious face. QNCE on time a man. of. snow Was bmlt by three little folk ; They gave him a pat, And such a fine hat, And also a pipe to smoke. THE J MET one day a curious soul Who asked me the way to the North-North Pole. " Is there a train that goes that way, And then how much is there to pay?" I answered him : " I cannot guess, But I think you'd better catch the Express!" I told him indeed, He'd have to use speed If he wa nted to catch the Express.
on<::e were . two rabbits . who lived ' in'. a hutch, And I dc.n't think they cared for the lif e ver:Y much / They decided, the refore, .-their habits, And ' henceforth live as picture-book rabbits. JF you had a dog as big as Fido, You'd often go for a ride, as I do. JACKY'S got a puff-puff, Jenny's got a gee-gee, And there's not a single Jing Left for little me me. Nurse has got a puss-puss, Mammy's got a bow-wow, As I've nothing else to do I'll make an awful row-row.
! WHEN Puss has don . e his work, and all th e mice are caught, Why, th e n he has tens to his home as every Father ought; And ther e h e meets his kitties d ear, they greet him at the door With many many kisses, and they ' re fond of him, I'm sure. There, Mrs. Puss sits by the fire, and he sits in his chair, And t akes the kitties on his knee, and gives each one his share. And baby cries to go to bed, and begs to stay up late, Whilst many other things occur that I cannot relate, Then when the children are in bed he read s the Daily Mews, And Mrs. mends . the mittens for the kits to use. In fact, when''Pussy is -at home it is a pretty sight, And so i've made a: picture here, that you may see aright. I i . . . : ( 1. â€¢ ' I , . I R . E. Mack.
y ES, no doubt, you find it snug N estl _ ed up in dolly's rug, But you've crumpled up the clothes, And when Dolly's mistress knows, She will say, like Johnny Horner, You must go into the corner. DUCKWEED pond is round and deep, Would you like to take a peep ; Here are ducklings black and yellow, And a frog-a fine green fellow. TO play at hide-and-seek is mce, But isn't it a pity To serve out mother's muff In this rough way, Miss Kitty?
you mustn't laugh at Master Bunny, I'm sure the toothache isn't funny, He m:i.de up his mind to have it out At the d entist's; howe ver, he had a doubt, The sight alone of the dentist's face Frightened poor Bunny out of the place "IT'S rather long on the top of my h ead, But I think it'll do,., the ducky said. i\ ,----'i[\\ NEW Spring jacke t trimmed with fur, Now isn't she sweet? Just look at her I QLD Mother Goose Has eggs t o s ell, New-laid eggs And butter as well She goes to marke t On market-day; I hope she finds The business pay.
WHAT Do You SEE. LITT LE h eads above the wall, one, two, and three, Look down m the meadow and t ell m e what you see. "We that we were there, ... -... or e l se that they were here I" . I 1;.,r.;/'/ .. DON'T take my pretty n osegdy, plea se , You wouldn't lik e s uch th in g s as th e s e , My lady's s mock s and mcadows\vect Would re a lly not be nic e t o eat, And if, de a r D _ eer, you'll l e t m e go, I'll f e tch you what you'll like, I kn ow, Some bits of sugar and some cake, So l e t me go-for goodness sake l
THE NEW Doc. THE children had received a dog from their uncle in the country as a Christmas present. As soonashearrived they took him up into the nursery and showed him their playthings, and then said to him : " Now, new dog, we shall have to get you into our ways. You've come to live with us and be our playfellow. You'll ha ,ve your dog-tax paid regularly and be a Queen's subject, so you can hold up your head, for you will as good as anybody. We get up 'at six in the morning and have a bath. We have milk for br. eakfast and tea, roast beef or mutton for dinner, and porridge for supper; does that fare suit you? Our old dog . died last week, and had a nice funeral. It should be a great comfort to you to know that if you died here you would have a nice funeral too. Now, new dog, the clock has struck seven. At seven o . 'clock every night we play Blind l\!Ian's Buff. Be quiet, let me cover your eyes. One two three, blind you Run about and turn about, you won't catch me. "Then when you have caught one of us it will be your turn to play at catching. But you mustn't be too rough. What's your name? Oh, you haven't been christened. Well, your name shall be Fido, which is Dog-Latin for faithful. And if you're very good you shall have a kiss under the mistletoe. There now I"
MASTER Thomas and Littl e Miss Kitty Went for a ride away from the city, They went for a ride in a country lane, And when they had don e they went home agam. you?
\Ve say our prayers out loud, and hope that God will keep His watch above us all when we are fast asleep. Then, on the stairs we hear the sound of Mother's tread, She comes to kiss us all when we are safe in bed. Good-night l we hold her fast, and crumple up her dress, We cuddle in, and make her hair a dreadful mess. She says it's really best we shouldn't make her stay, For the sooner we're asleep the sooner it is the day. G. R. G. ON-Go.1Nc To BED. VERY night, you know, just at eight o'clock, We hear an awful sound; we \mow it's Nurse's knock. She says "Put up your toys, and lay your painting by, And pray, Miss Edith, don't begin to argue why." We are obliged, you see, to do as we are bid; we jam our paints inside, and fasten down the lid. We dawdle up the stairs, and pout and toss our heads, Because we do so hate to get in to our beds.