When Life Is Young; A Collection of Verse for Boys and Girls

When Life Is Young; A Collection of Verse for Boys and Girls

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...you 'll ever know of uie. THE LETTERS AT SCHOOL One day the letters rushed to school, And hindered one another; They got so mixed't was really hard To pick out one from t' other. A went in first, and Z came last; The rest were all between them, --K, L and M, and N, 0, P, --I wish you could have seen them! B, C, D, E and J, K, L Soon jostled well their betters; Q, R, S, T--I grieve to say--Were very naughty letters. Of course, ere long they came to words--What else could be expected? Till E made D, J, C and T Decidedly dejected. But, through it all, the Consonants Were rudest and uncouthest, While all the pretty Vowel girls Were certainly the smoothest. And simple U kept far from Q, With face demure and moral, 124 THE LETTERS AT SCHOOL "Because," she said, "we are, we two, So apt to start a quarrel!" But spiteful P said, "Pooh for U!" (Which made her feel quite bitter), And, calling O, L, E to help, He really tried to hit her. Cried A, "Now E and C, come here! If both will aid a minute, Good P will join in making peace, Or else the mischief's in it." And smiling E, the ready sprite, Said, "Yes, and count me double." This done, sweet peace shone o'er the scene, And gone was all the trouble! Meanwhile, when U and P made up, The Cons'nants looked about them, And joined the Vowels; for, you see, They could n't do without them. Four little birds all flew from their nest, --Flew north, flew south, flew east and west; They thought they would like a wider view, So they spread their wings and away they flew. She came to me one Christmas day, In paper, with a card to say: n "From Santa Claus and Uncle John,"--And not a stitch the child had on! Hi "I 'll dress you; never mind!" said I, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622146
  • 9781236622143