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Page 673 - As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives, Every wife had seven sacks, Every sack had seven cats, Every cat had seven kits — Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St. Ives?
Page 874 - Or tell a more marvellous tale. So she keeps him still a child, And will not let him go, Though at times his heart beats wild For the beautiful Pays de Vaud ; Though at times he hears in his dreams The Ranz des Vaches of old, And the rush of mountain streams From glaciers clear and cold ; And the mother at home says, " Hark ' For his voice I listen and yearn : It is growing late and dark, And my boy does not return...
Page 1058 - Hey, diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon. The little dog laughed to see such sport, And the dish ran away with the spoon!
Page 1151 - Jog on, jog on, the foot-path way, And merrily hent the stile-a : A merry heart goes all the day, Your sad tires in a mile-a.
Page 867 - Little Bo-peep has lost her sheep, And can't tell where to find them; Leave them alone, and they'll come home, And bring their tails behind them.
Page 874 - As with fingers of the blind We are groping here to find What the hieroglyphics mean Of the Unseen in the seen, What the Thought which underlies Nature's masking and disguise, What it is that hides beneath Blight and bloom and birth and death...
Page 626 - UPON HER FEET. HER pretty feet Like snails did creep A little out, and then, As if they played at Bo-Peep, Did soon draw in again.
Page 867 - Bo-Peep has lost her sheep, And can't tell where to find them; Leave them alone, and they'll come home, And bring their tails behind them. Little Bo-Peep fell fast asleep, And dreamt she heard them bleating; But when she awoke, she found it a joke, For they were still all fleeting.
Page 1052 - Verbs tell of something to be done. To read, count, sing, laugh, jump, or run ; How things are done the adverbs tell, As slowly, quickly, ill, or well ! Conjunctions join the words together, As men and women, wind or weather ; The preposition stands before A noun, as in, or through a door ; The interjection shows surprise, As Oh ! how pretty, Ah ! how wise ; The whole are called nine parts of speech, Which reading, writing, speaking teach.