Sing-song: A Nursery Rhyme Book

Macmillan, 1893 - 135 ページ

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98 ページ - WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?" WHO has seen the wind? Neither I nor you : But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is passing through. Who has seen the wind?
42 ページ - THE CITY MOUSE AND THE GARDEN MOUSE The city mouse lives in a house; The garden mouse lives in a bower, He's friendly with the frogs and toads, And sees the pretty plants in flower. The city mouse eats bread and cheese; The garden mouse eats what he can; We will not grudge him seeds and stocks, Poor little timid furry man.
92 ページ - When the cows come home the milk is coming ; Honey's made while the bees are humming ; Duck and drake on the rushy lake, And the deer live safe in the breezy brake ; And timid, funny, pert little bunny Winks his nose, and sits all sunny.
113 ページ - What does the bee do? Bring home honey. And what does Father do? Bring home money. And what does Mother do? Lay out the money. And what does baby do? Eat up the honey.
101 ページ - A diamond or a coal ? A diamond, if you please : Who cares about a clumsy coal Beneath the summer trees? A diamond or a coal ? A coal, sir, if you please : One comes to care about the coal What time the waters freeze.
40 ページ - Twist me a crown of wind-flowers ; That I may fly away To hear the singers at their song, And players at their play. Put on your crown of wind-flowers : But whither would you go? Beyond the surging of the sea And the storms that blow. Alas ! your crown of wind-flowers Can never make you fly : I twist them in a crown to-day, And to-night they die.
127 ページ - O Lady Moon, your horns point toward the east: Shine, be increased ; O Lady Moon, your horns point toward the west: Wane, be at rest.
2 ページ - LOVE me, — I love you, Love me, my baby ; Sing it high, sing it low, Sing it as may be. Mother's arms under you, Her eyes above you ; Sing it high, sing it low, Love me, — I love you.
41 ページ - Brown and furry Caterpillar in a hurry, Take your walk To the shady leaf, or stalk, Or what not, Which may be the chosen spot. No toad spy you, Hovering bird of prey pass by you ; Spin and die, To live again a butterfly.
42 ページ - WHAT is pink ? a rose is pink By the fountain's brink. What is red ? a poppy's red In its barley bed. What is blue ? the sky is blue Where the clouds float thro'. What is white ? a swan is white Sailing in the light. What is yellow ? pears are yellow, Rich and ripe and mellow. What is green ? the grass is green, With small flowers between. What is violet ? clouds are violet In the summer twilight. What is orange ? why, an orange, Just an orange...