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DUSSY sits behind the fire-
“Pussy, are you there?
Pray how do you do?”
I'm very well just now.”
I ITTLE Robin-Redbreast sat upon a tree; L Up went Pussy cat, and down went he; Down came Pussy cat, and away Robin ran : Says little Robin-Redbreast, “ Catch me if you can.” Little Robin-Redbreast jump'd upon a wall; Pussy cat jump'd after him, and almost got a fall; Little Robin chirp'd and sang, and what did Pussy say? Pussy cat said “Mew,” and Robin jump'd away.
M ARY had a pretty bird
He was a pretty fellow.
I HAD a little hen, the prettiest ever seen;
NOME, take up your hats, and away let us haste
To the Butterfly's ball, and the Grasshopper's
feast; The trumpeter, Gad-fy, has summoned the crew, And the revels are now only waiting for you. On the smooth-shaven grass, by the side of a wood, Beneath a broad oak which for ages had stood, See the children of earth, and the tenants of air, To an evening's amusement together repair. And there came the Beetle, so blind and so black, Who carried the Emmet, his friend, on his back; And there came the Gnat and the Dragon-fly too, With all their relations, green, orange, and blue. And there came the Moth, with her · plumage of
down, And the Hornet with jacket of yellow and brown; And with him the Wasp, his companion, did bring ; But they promised that evening to lay by their sting Then the sly little Dormouse peeped out of his hole, And led to the feast his blind cousin the Mole; And the Snail, with her horns peeping out of her
shell, Came, fatigued with the distance, the length of an ell. A mushroom the table, and on it was spread A water-dock leaf, which their table-cloth made.
The viands were various, to each of their taste,
head, And went in his own little chamber to bed. Then, as evening gave way to the shadows of night, Their watchman, the Glow-worm, come out with
his light. So home let us hasten, while yet we can see, For no watchman is waiting for you or for me.
DAH, bah, black sheep,
Have you any wool ?
Three bags full:
And one for my dame,
Who cries in the lane."