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HURSERY DAYS




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B.H.BLACKWELL OXFCJRP



For you. who can never be lost or beak,

Baby o'muie, BaJbyo'mine,

1 sind of ihe old reo ufin&oiv-seaJ:,

I Surd of the friends of the friendly street,

J sisuf of ike, "tramp of -their passing feeb

the {Juruls that the seunb ofthern. SCLLO>.
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For, surely, wher&rer you, are today,

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j&ajyy o mine, JDavy o mine, ,

Thoudh you. sail your ship on the crystaJ.

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Thoiufh you, ride on the winds back,, wild &free,

Though you find thefidries,you^U, sometimes be
A IMLe bitr -tired of vlay.

\)ouuli tire,, though you ramp in the farthest sky,

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Baby o 'mine, Baby o 'mine-}

Who should know you and I not: know,

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y<7U, who arc mine from the lend ado,
Mine Hit the risers shall cease toflow
the ocean, of lime, run, bry ?



tire ano youlLcallme creation through,,
Baby o-mine, BaJby o'mine,,

From the hills where ihe lidhts of Somebay gleam ,
Over ihe- spaces thab only seem,,
&nb down in -the oepths of the beepmost orea/n

ask, me to sind to you,.

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Anb I'll sind, whilst Iholo you upon my knee,

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Baby o'mine, Baiy o'mine-,
Things you-'b have hearb in the Murht Have Been,
things you'b have- thouahb ano Icweb ano seen,
J f Ve written them, out all four an& clean, f

I'LL sina them, far you an& me,.

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COKTEKTS

TkeMliknuuv * 7

The SKepKerd . '9

Tke ScUsor-Moiv It

Tke ^njjly Bear f 'l3

Tke OxraVarw . . 17

Man, 21

Cat 23

Brt 1^m 25

Tk*Wln 27

The Owl 29

Tke Onran, Cjrln^er 31

y^

TtveMufpwvMaiv 35

Tke LamUKfer^ 37

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MILKMAN..

is jolly wketvjtttue rtsilessfos one Generally jsds

LyinJ very still uv bed and maJand plan*)
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Mio hear ki$ karness lindle and tke
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ttUoj- kU wkeeU
And tke cland'O^clan^ cralL kis skiney cans .
R?r Wneivyai know tkrfc Iyln4 stUL U SudvaJreat mUiake t
It's nice fc> know tke milkman, knows yoa-'re really




1 hear Kim say What badctkere ! 1 tkea ke calls

Anb wken. ke txtn^s kls caa-lld e^tnt lou^

1 scramble very miiefc^ on, tke window- sill and Liolc,

And \f ke Waves kl& wklp I'm, very pnm^.

For tiumolv tke milkmAnx bruits tke miilc fvr*



He told me once ke really arnies b say (jood-day b me.

7



it>e sftepfteRD.

p uv tke kills wkerc tke kill-Win^s




Lives tke Skepkerd-man

And the wkite skiep tfra*e en tta old Jreen dross
& r o o

orou) 4fey stone



The saeep-^</ craitiers "tKe wkife

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As 5<?cm as tKe L?n^ ^ay's ^cm^;

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\\\c SKeKer^-rrmrt slants air tkc



k^ c^nuvfcs tk^sm <7ne by



s never a- skeep but lau>W5 kis
calls eack, skecp by name ;

some arc najudhfy and seme arc ctoob,
Duir'ke Urves "tkem alt tke



^ay wilt arm wken ke brings kls skeep

"^ /s

tke kills wkere tk^: kill - win^s bUnv
ic Vric km<7 of trie city* wkosc slu^p tkxy are,
Tke Sk^ierd-man iol^ me 5<?.



Over tke fields tke ^^4 rood winds
inrnv tke Kills wkere ike wkite skeep 4ro^e,
And tkere I've woicKe3 f^r -fcke SkepKer^ TTUXTV
days anb



At ni^kt sometimes wfien Tnv cruiet In bed
Gmies a, baHc in tkc Lmely street;
And I Kold nw traatk whilst I try {D Kear
TKe poster of Hny -peet.



Bui tkey'll awne- at Ux^tcos ke said tkcy
Ferkaps wken tke tmcnvrt leaves ^ait
I skail see again, -feke wkifce., wkite skeep
Anb tke Skepkerd wko L?ves tkenv all .

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TI76 SCISSORrMAM.

, sond of Scissor- men,,
[end CL, broken, ploie,

Bring yovur knives and darken, shears ,

It* - ^^ o

U do thenv while you, wait .

tne wheel or sLnv ,
Ticker Tackerl Ticker Tack!




uv a-



Sitting la the suit,

Slru? Ifc when, the day begins

Sind It when. It's &me.



T* ^

pe It aj or



's a, \o\ly plart;
Siruf to maite the work, do weii,
Like the Scissor- naa^v.



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ne bay wken. I was very srruzli

I met tke (^r\y\y Dear.

I sat itvon. ti\e <arden, wa.ll

ke sta<?^ ust dowrt tkere .






was

-T*

I ke \ycar-\ruix\

its ftuan-y. . . . Do VPu- tfvuvk ke




klm, wKtere Ke



tke



B



ear



\X/Viert Bruirt B^ar was very small *

A little scrft Imnvrv cul?

Hts trurbner p'rctps w^Ltl^ Kear kurt call

Ir ke were kttrt an^ rub

Hts ru?se an^ kUs tke aekie

An^ tell/ kirn, tales till ke

H e rrut^t be 5a^ tkafc n^nv Ke 's rurt

A little Stfft brcnvrt cttb.



When Ke woe bur Ke
That was His Very <?vVn ,

nmv carts aru) skops an^ men .
alcnc.



tj ^

JDui* new Ke vVaUcs abcuk tke



He Kaies tke vccplc tkai: ke

An^ wkert Ke drc^/ls tKe bear-rruxrt

The



J was small 1 latujhed to see

TL L ^ L- L

Ihe bear-rruuv and Kis bear;

BecatLse 1 Ka^rtt tru7tu?Kt tfurfc rte

^
Ml^rit rurttee an2> rrtl^lvt care.

But runv 1^ Kafe iF 1 ' ^ been ki

Or ctU?5 an^ Ci^ves <

T^ i ? &

To be le^ n?VLn^ upon a. striruJ

\ ^ ^ ~ - &

And dance <xt every

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And runv I'm, Htf I
o

He ^esrv'i: wkirte run- cry,
But



Cf

He



uv



o



Iv



\ never 5fcind on3 wolclv tvlnv le^,
salukc oni iurrv try tt^o^,

ccursc I've never said,




Tt>6 CARAVAN.




"f 1 amid be a qwsy-boy & Have a caravan.
I'd travel all tke world, I would, before,
I was a man ;

We' drive beyond tke far blue kills

^

as tvv<?, my ruTrse an^ me
(7n and cnr and <?n and on, unixl we readied
tke sea-.



And tk^re I'd Wa^sk klfr le<^5 quite clean and

bid klirt ccnrve In6tde/,
W kll^t I Would skind upon, tke^ roof OTLO

scart tke flcwina tide,
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And ke and 1 would sail away and scour- tke



Spanl^k,
And wken weil swept tke Spaniards out we'd



pnxps sail rumxe



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Or \f my korse was very -tired of skip5 and



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And wonted nu?st ti> rbrefcck kU Le^s C

m&ny \\crscs wov&b )
'^ coll a, tvk^de h? -hnv 06 to adeserir



tkerc we,'^ search, ^r coanvu^rs and
a wkole cnte eack .



I OTuId be a <tp$y ^^ I vvcruldtvt
a load



pans and ckairs and
and s^tl tkeirt Irt tke n?ad.
^ IF 1 Was a <ftpjy bi?y and had a,

caraVart

I'd ecc tke wVu>U wide/ vV^rid, I
\>efort I was a man .

IS



Tt>6




m sure ke's o\ on^ ttrc^ tlurutfk
no one tol^ me so,

ke wallet 5<? very sUnvly
wkife as snow,



His poor arm, skoolc cuxd t^envbLe^ as

worked kls fibble \?o\v,
j\n^ I tkirJc tkafc wkert kis fidM

U: only crieb yen kru?w.
So 1 scub: "j\m you. sorrowfuL, f\2>bLer mast?

Heres CL penny h> cornj-ort~ ycu. , if it can .



Dtd: I oibnj: speak auife, loudly cos I tk



kls



as



ke Wartted



be



2J



But Ke leaned HAS bended boeL aqau\$\: tke

>

rtuitruJ aus ke pLiye^,

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kls rl^dU wertt <m, crvrKr" wutk



rrutsu: tkol: ke
1 scub: Aj^eycu. UmeLy, -fid&ler man. ?
I bo want to cernfcrt y<ni , ifl can. .



1 4-L 1, L 1 v i

l untrue Ke never \\coj~o rne as h
tkere in, tke rairt,
SOW tke kiss I tkreW kim run-

t-ap pane,

He u?^ke3 50 s^ an^ lonely as ke

^cnvrt tke Line,
And tken ke turned tke corrter an<^ I

see kim a^airu.

T

/^r n<7v that; he's qcmc, ihoutfh, I ran. anb ran.

7 rLC^er could catch, the fiddler- man -

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TD6 V6LLOW CAT.




n summer en, tke sttnny wail
yellow cat* and 1

Sit auiefcty side by side and watck
tke cL?uds <7<? s



Cx

kls yeiLnv velvet" paws * I Un>e h?
kun sind,



rt &

Jt5ui: wkea U:5



a



an^ I'm in bed Its



rvrn.



every



wkea Its ^arJc fr
tff every slje

G?nve creeinruj fcrtiv wltk andry tulU
/ & * i?* 7



cafcs



T^ i K

Tkey srutrl art^ 5KrleJc art^ spit

cat and tt\^
ait, bttt stUL I Lve kim.

by day.



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POTF6RTSLS.

Key ordy ccme, in. tke summer-turie
And tkey're dressed in, tke funniest
With tfreot red com&rters
Ue3 turkt <?rv die Furtte^
vvkenever tkey sfurui, urd&ssycu,
ycuSb never Ke<xr wkot tke^ soy.

Its P.O.T.F.U.R.M.^

Aai tkere sk^vtl^ be art S as well )
par I asked tfierrt mice fuM' tKey spell tKe name
Of tke tkirute tkai "tkey amae, t 5elL>
AO tke^ spetb U: 5C? ( wkiclv

Tke very test way to spelt.)

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Dot I unerst0<?^ wkat tKey raeant arO praps
Tkey <?tvt" ^<? to sck^tfl like- me'^

cmr an^ Sana an^ tke ^i?nJcey cartr
very polite, alt tkree>
I'm sure i^ 1 livei wltk tKem, every day

We never sk^uld disagree.

to

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Tt>6 WIND.




km tke wino is cross on a vvin&rs
An ke blusters alt oowrv tke street,

Tke leaves JO scampering aut of ki way
</ ' ^ ^

Like pifery, pottery |-eet.

pottery, rw^Ue,tKe^ ^ !

H^ Hoi Ho H0! "



He comes ano tkumps on tke nursery vane
nd ne skou^5 * Mm, n\u5t let me lit ! '



He's nvudt more fierce tfuut tKe wettest rout,
An ike O'lass U most terribly tkirw I
Sluvery, skivery, srtake ! lauc^ks Ke

; bano" ! Jocund, band ! Bono', banO ! Tkats me !

o o o & o

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I3ut whenever ke comes when I'm tudte^ irt
An^ ike dark is as dark can be,

He cries Irt tke cHimney an5 Irt my Kea^



Like tke cries ^ tke sklt?5 at sea;

And it Unit dve wui^tfvv tkat sklvery skakes,

Bvtt me at tke k^rribte taled ke makes.



yr all tke e>om s aru^ry

^
tke bi^ skips StnJc

urt^er tke W3 le tke consL caves



Wkere tke p<?<?r ^ea^ saiLn-s Ue.

(?k ! wkertever tke wui^ talks b? y<?tt at

Jttfirt <^7ver ycaxr kead wiik, tke cLrtke^ aitite
J ' S



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OWL.







Wltk $
Wru?5e



\\e very widest -friend I ve

He 30esrrur wear a. jfcnvn



C" blade rurr yet a. rruyrtar
He'5 clct^ Irt rus^y brcrvVn.
an ki* ckc^b,a^O eyes



slip up



is \wuse U In. a. tree tkai: stands



tny
alL Kl






tke

T key re sliver kiics or silv
tke rarrru75t kill .






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The ORGAN- GRIND6R.




Ver ike kt I U on^ far o>Vay,

Over tke foamy sea,,

J$ tke Un'elte^t anurby la all tke M7r&



w^m^erful Vineyards fresk an^ |iir,
tKe purple wine-<7rape5 ^nnV;
s a. cify wtBv rivers trvet^a^ <?F
blarlc bcak*,



1 riere are ru?t Jrey walU wkere tKe itzards lie

^
Ari^ sl^ep Irv tke summer u*v j

Art^ ike tavs pu4r j-Lnvers in tKeir brLrki-,bLiJc ruiir,
are beaaxtl/-^, every <me.

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Tkere cue beouii/ul cakes too, make

^tccutmL ckeese;

eu. botlw in, a sea. ikair is always warm
often a* ever you please.



Tkene one f^eta, ^m^5 wken. tke wk^U wart^
^ance an^ play ctn^ 5m ^J
w^u? slfe Intke tlue^bluc slcy^

He smiles cm.



Bui" It 5 <?ver tke kills an^ fiu-
Is tke crrdan-cf ringers lan^,

? C?

AO tkotuf k I've never teen tkere
I tkinJc 1



Hn- wken ke k<x5 pLxye^ kid ardan

1 T y O o

An^ tkere's no tru?re l^nb tc? pucy^
He vvlll scmiefuned 5t* f^rawklle
Orv tke bank by tke 5*i^e <?F tke

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ke tells me all tkot ke left beklri^
Irv kis svuvskuve Ion3 or ru?WerS,
2\n^ ik^ujlv I'm Eti^lisk it scettvs ti? tne
It s a U?vlUr lan^ than <mrs.



wkilst 1 listen I seem, to see
Tke tears Irt kU buf, bnvn e^es.

Wfxea I'm, bi4l skallbuy kltrt his ticket

o- f i. f ^ ^ t.

*-r Kl^Kt runne TOT'O, qt-eaJc svtrprvse.




MUFFIN-MAN.

liven the nursery corners are creepy dirrt ,
lAnd iir UrCt <ruUe time fyr kecL,

I And tke sha&Mfc i thirds are Very ^rittv,

O / O

I And therce n<?b^2Vy there bui" me-,

4 t * 4 f *

vrt tke WvndtfW fc? Hear hid
Crme claeke^, clackely ^^nvn th<

1 l^vte the 5iMwtd ^r hi ofavd-'bcruJ pell
5, 0, Muffins, 0, Mttjfttv* to




He alWav5 c^nne^ in the Wtn^ or
Or the- -fed or the bitterest C4?fe,

H^-5 my Jreat^t friend, tluHt^h We rmVeni~ trvei'



he 5 eVcr gj bu? ^n^ ol^.

^^

the ^xrlc t5 a tittle tit Untelv 5<x^
When, vwt ve tunnxe eUe an^ V<TU wi^h vtrvc
I thuvk he krunVs, f^r ke riru^5 hL$ Wll

^7

Mu^ffln^^ O,



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n robvn t6 washing ki$ Tiny Wl

7 r

AnJ Wu^hiruj tke 2Htt from, ki$ won^,

^
vui ike bu^ 5un $i

sulks like



lan\prruirL arni^s Wiilv kls



tKe notui, ke $currie5 au^t ii?






Ike mcrnenb ke keors kLs feel".

*T~ I *

1 ke uurtprruxjvs ?tu:)c/ 15 o^ rruuju:
It rruikeff tke clott^s



Ur luykte tke ^fcirs uv
ike Limps uvtii^ street

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And tlwu4k tke trunks of tke poplar trees,
i_i \ - U \

Looking over toe eode or toe <?a^

Jts tke lamps L tke siars tluuk tke bi^ sun sees

ke- knows ke mu^t qp

o



'$ terribly cross, as kls re^face
kre on tke ^armosi: kill
l-p ke 4[ets nxiujJv re^^er be^jre- ke oes
1'nv Sure ke'll be really III.








SANTA GLACIS.

K^rw Santa Clou onnes
LUvrv kl$ reindeer sleu/k,

Ikeor ki$ reinieeri po^Sin^ yeet

i

The sruHvV \voy.

! fear; OK hear tkettv say,
<?ur 5tycicn?r a. small t<^y5



When Saniu.Ctau$ <j7es ^cnvrtme street

liven Kl$ reindeer sUi^ru,

Ik^artke slet^fv-telld d^Hr an^ sweet,

I kear tkerrv le aw<^.

TlnJc-'-Ul TuiJc - 'U! Hea

tknei stiver telb ani glai

Day .



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TH6 WAITS.



kene were sparkles on
ari3 sparkles irt tke sky,

mootv tb sparkleb like

tke n/orid so kujjk,
J Here was sfcxr-skine oivike/ celling ,, -tken^



UN *

OTvTHe bed,

IKere was s4itr-sklne In- rrw eyes , 1
in my



1 cuirrxterei franv tny sleep, I Jii , I f-Uux^ tixe

y



I vVatvbe^ all tkai Waifei In tke Ckri
Eve ^utgl^e,

for my^elr t? keAr tlie

le saw, <

-prr rrwseiy "h? near tixe

'lay-bell? *

J ^



peop



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i\n2> tkere 0u$&c were vvoiH.ru/ "tkree



Skepkeris uv tke srunv,
1 1 knew tlvoi *tkey were Skcpkerds, -pr tkey
all



wkcrt tivey Saw me waiiintf "h?j -tkey
, * O y

&ma t me, a, sow*

/ "tke ^uurh4: ani wkUpere^ U:

wt^e sW a\cma>
^ ^



tKelr
tkrec tladc crunel^ came,

beneatk- tive wln^^nv %kere aru*
ju^t tke same ,

An^ eadv tlaclc camel otx kls tack
art Eastern,



tk^u^tv eack KUK? wa^ very ^reat
^



a,



j.
to



soru7 U: as -tke SKepker^s S<xru a
little Lnv sweet



hite skaJr* ca4ttffvt an whisered



w

tne vvktfk wtie



%ketv tke ca*nei& wenl:

'tkem, S^nvn, -Uae street,



tke



tr



iKere w^L5 siru/vru* Irt tke tree -t?p5 / tkerc
tn^in^ Iru tke sky,

/S x\



wcrlb so
tne- ska
wkeiv 1 icoV&b



were

^ ^



uv

-LL
toe



And flr^t 1 waicKed Kim Wait tkere ~-

WoicKed & cr\\y wavtb nw tum^,
tktftuflv tke scntf \va& In my keort I M



Unltl at last U" Kw^t tru WCTT^S, because at
Ui^t I knew,
tken he- U>ok^ at me an^ laugked

5an<7 ike
^



acn?5S tKe nxi^ty ^lel^s I
tkc cKurciv beiU



Tke s\:ajr-$0nci ednocb -far an^ wide ^tn- ail tke



But still tke tiny CKlid fftt>o^ tKere
OkUd trutt imce wa* \>om,

We 5004; His Krtkday 5^n^ we- M^ vuxnv

ii?

"His Ckrtstn-uu; rrum-u .

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BAB'S BOOK, OF V6RS6.

Scrurt: Illustrated wctk

00 4<vd of ct^ ku\2> Ka* ctpp^xre^ jUvcc ike
So



verses wise & orneRwise. TI*U

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MOW RBADY
TOXV



7/6

| lo^y \4 an,
^r klm. ;



l*4* of-
9ireA<v5 . "Hmv ^es wkaJt alt real cK



B.H.BLACKW6LL BROAD 51 OXFORD



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