Easy recitations and dialogues for junior classes, ed. by J.L. Richardson

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Page 29 - A FAIR little girl sat under a tree Sewing as long as her eyes could see; Then smoothed her work and folded it right, And said, " Dear work, good night, good night...
Page 40 - Pussy-Cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat; They took some honey, and plenty of money Wrapped up in a five-pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, "O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are!
Page 23 - SUPPOSE the little Cowslip Should hang its golden cup, And say, " I'm such a tiny flower I'd better not grow up...
Page 29 - The horses neighed, and the oxen lowed, The sheep's "Bleat! Bleat!" came over the road; All seeming to say, with a quiet delight, "Good little girl, good night, good night!
Page 71 - In just the daisies' fashion. And buttercups must always be The same old tiresome color, While daisies dress in gold and white, Although their gold is duller. "Dear robin...
Page 167 - And then outspoke a brownie, With a long beard on his chin ; 'I have spun up all the tow,' said he, ' And I want some more to spin.
Page 41 - So they took it away, and were married next day By the Turkey who lives on the hill. They dined on mince and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon, The moon, The moon, They danced by the light of the moon.
Page 169 - Oh no, no," said the little Fly, " kind sir, that cannot be, I've heard what's in your pantry, and I do not wish to see !" " Sweet creature !" said the Spider, " you're witty and you're wise, How handsome are your gauzy wings, how brilliant are your eyes ! I have a little looking-glass upon my parlour shelf, If you'll step in one moment, dear, you shall behold yourself." " I thank you, gentle sir," she said, " for what you're pleased to say, And bidding you good morning now, I'll call another day.
Page 47 - I know a funny little man, As quiet as a mouse, Who does the mischief that is done In everybody's house! There's no one ever sees his face, And yet we all agree That every plate we break was cracked By Mr.
Page 157 - Oh — no! I wish I were a Robin. A Robin or a little Wren, everywhere to go; Through forest, field or garden, And ask no leave or pardon, Till winter comes with icy thumbs To ruffle up our wing!

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