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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One by  Ada M. Skinner and Frances Gillespy Wickes

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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One
by Ada Skinner
First volume of A Child's Own Book of Verse, a three-volume set planned for use during the four primary years. This unusually fine collection of poetry was selected with the child's interests in mind. Includes sound rhymes and jingles to appeal to the ear, descriptive poems to create images in the mind's eye, lullabies and lyrics to warm the heart, and story-telling poems to stir the imagination. Attractively illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham.  Ages 5-8
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THE LITTLE MAIDEN AND THE LITTLE BIRD

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"Little bird! little bird! come to me!

I have a green cage ready for thee—

Beauty bright flowers I'll bring thee anew,

And fresh, ripe cherries, all wet with dew."


"Thanks, little maiden, for all thy care,—

But I love dearly the clear, cool air,

And my snug little nest in the old oak tree."

"Little bird! little bird! stay with me!"


"Nay, little damsel! away I'll fly

To greener fields and warmer sky;

When spring returns with pattering rain,

You'll hear my merry song again."


"Little bird! little bird! who'll guide thee

Over the hills and over the sea?

Foolish one! come in the house to stay,

For I'm very sure you'll lose your way."


"Ah, no, little maiden! God guides me

Over the hills and over the sea;

I will be free as the rushing air

And sing of sunshine everywhere."

—LYDIA MARIA CHILD.





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