The Poetical Works of Alice and PH Be Cary

The Poetical Works of Alice and PH Be Cary

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...right, wrong done retrieves." Then the children turned their backs On their foolish make-believes. And in just a single hour Filled the meadow full of stacks! And as home they went that night, Each and all had double pay For the raking of that hay, And the best pay was delight. And I think without a doubt, If they lived they all became Wiser women, wiser men For the lesson learned that day. Simple-hearted Tilly May, Fanny Field and Mary, Susan James and Benjamin, Joe and John M'Clary, Leaving in their lives the game Of the make-believing out; Yes, I think so, without doubt. A NUT HARD TO CRACK. Says John to his mother, " Look here! look here! For my brain is on the rack--I have gotten a nut as smooth to the sight As the shell of an egg, and as fair and white, Except for a streak of black. Why that should mar it I can't make clear." And Johnny's mother replied, " My dear, Your nut will be hard to crack." John, calling louder, " Look here! look here! I want to get on the track, And trace the meaning, for never a nut Had outside fairer than this one, but For this ugly streak of black! I can't for my life its use make clear." And Johnny's mother replied, "My dear, Your nut will be hard to crack." it, and through and Then John, indignant, "Look here! look here!" And he gave the hammer a thwack; &.nd there was the nut quite broke two, And all across through, The damaging streak o black! "It grew with his growth," he says, "that's clear, But why!" And his mother replied, "My dear, That nut will be hard to crack." Then John, in anger, " Look here! look here! You may have your wisdom back. The nut it cracked--broke all to splint, But it does n't give me...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583868
  • 9781236583864