A Book of Verse for Children

A Book of Verse for Children

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...trick! He takes delight in whipping cats, And pulling off their fur; Although at first he gently pats, And listens to their purr. A naughty boy I unless he mends He will be told to strip, And learn how such amusement ends, By feeling his own whip. Elizabeth Turner. The Result of Cruelty Q ACK PARKER was a cruel boy, For mischief was his sole employ; And much it grieved his friends to find His thoughts so wickedly inclined. He thought it clever to deceive, And often ramble without leave; And ev'ry animal he met He dearly loved to plague and fret. But all such boys, unless they mend, May come to an unhappy end, Like Jack, who got a fractured skull, Whilst bellowing at a furious bull. Elizabeth Turner. Falsehood " Corrected " Q Q WHEN Jacky drown'd our poor cat Tib, He told a very naughty fib, And said he had not drown'd her; But truth is always soon found out-No one but Jack had been about The place where Thomas found her. And Thomas saw him with the cat (Though Jacky did not know of that), And told papa the trick; He saw him take a slender string, And round poor Pussy's neck then swing A very heavy brick. His parents, being very sad To find they had a boy so bad, To say what was not true, AMMY SMITH would drink and eat From morning until night; He filled his mouth so full of meat, It was a shameful sight. Sometimes he gave a book or toy For apple, cake, or plum; And grudged if any other boy Should taste a single crumb. Indeed he ate and drank so fast, And used to stuff and cram, The name they call'd him by at last Was often Greedy Sam. Elizabeth Turner. Greedy Richard Q Q Q " I THINK I want some pies this morning," Said Dick, stretching himself and yawning; So down he threw his slate...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745108
  • 9781236745101