The Lion's Cub; With Other Verse

The Lion's Cub; With Other Verse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...simple Bee to the royal red Rose, "If I take a pot of honey, And don't put down the money, For, alas, I haven't any, as all the world knows. "Mister Bee, don't worry, Nor be sorry," Said the queenly Rose to the poor, yeoman Bee: "You've paid me for my honey Much better than with money In the sweet songs of Summer you sing and sing to me!" IV. Why did the snow keep falling? What did the March winds say? And why, when Earth was a-flowering, Was April showering, showering? I know, I know to-day. The apple blossoms have told me, And the twinkling dew on the spray, They wanted to change their places, And, putting on shining faces, To be the beautiful May. V. "Give me a month," said the Summer, Demanding of Nature a boon, "That shall make surly Winter forgotten, And be with all sweet things in tune. The skies must be blue, the Sun golden, Love must light the white lamp of the Moon." The great Mother smiled, and kissed her, And the smile and the kiss were--June! VI. When my ships conie home from sea, O how happy I shall be! And my darling children, too, Lorimer, and Bess, and Sue; They shall share, and share with me, When my ships come home from sea. Lori shall have a silver hoop, And a whistle of yellow gold; And, every marble an agate, More marbles than he can hold, Never a boy so glad as he, When my ships come home from sea. And what shall Bessie have? A comb of mother-of-pearl; A diamond rose to light up her hair, And never queen alive shall wear Such robes as my sweet girl! Many's the kiss she'll give to me, When my ships come back from sea. Sarah shall have a Paris doll, That will wink with a knowing air; And dishes of old, pink China, And such a love of a chair! O how happy all will be When my ships...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236499808
  • 9781236499806