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DUSSY sits behind the fire-
T How can she be fair?
In comes the little dog :

“Pussy, are you there?
“So, so, Mistress Pussy,

Pray how do you do?”
“Thank you, thank you, little dog,

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
II With feathers bright and yellow -
Slender legs-upon my word-

He was a pretty fellow.

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I HAD a little hen, the prettiest ever seen;
| She washed me the dishes, and kept the house

She went to the mill to fetch me some flour;
She brought it home in less than an hour;
She baked me my bread, she brew'd me my ale;
She sat by the fire, and told many a fine tale.

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LIGGLEY Piggley, 11 My black hen, She lays eggs

For gentlemen ; Sometimes nine,

And sometimes ten. Higgley Piggley,

My black hen!

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,
And the Bee brought the honey to sweeten the

With steps most majestic the Snail did advance,
And he promised the gazers a minuet to dance ;
But they all laughed so loud that he drew in his

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 ?
“Yes, marry, have I,

Three bags full:
One for my master, .

And one for my dame,
But none for the little boy

Who cries in the lane."

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