A tale of a nest. By the author of 'Aunt Annie's stories'.

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E.P. Dutton, 1872 - 192 ページ

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151 ページ - Come up, come up, for the world is fair, Where the merry leaves dance in the summer air!" And the birds below give back the cry, " We come, we come, to the branches high...
151 ページ - They have left their nests in the forest bough, Those homes of delight they need not now; , And the young and the old they wander out, And traverse their green world round about : And hark ! at the top of this leafy hall, How one to the other they lovingly call ; " Come up, come up !" they seem to say, " Where the topmost twigs in the breezes sway ! " Come up, come up, for the world is fair, Where the merry leaves dance in the summer air...
55 ページ - WHEN day declining sheds a milder gleam, What time the May-fly haunts the pool or stream When the still owl skims round the grassy mead, What time the timorous hare limps forth to feed : Then be the time to steal adow.n the vale, And listen to the vagrant cuckoo's tale ; To hear the clamorous curlew * call his mate, Or the soft quail his tender pain relate ; To see the swallow sweep the...
82 ページ - Rockabye Baby, on the tree top, When the wind blows the cradle will rock, When the bough breaks the cradle will fall, Down will come baby, cradle and all.
156 ページ - There is a path which no fowl knoweth, And which the vulture's eye hath not seen: The lion's whelps have not trodden it, Nor the fierce lion passed by it.

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