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A Child's Own Book of Verse II by  Ada M. Skinner

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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book Two
by Ada Skinner
Second 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 6-9
137 pages $8.95   




When I was a beggarly boy,

And lived in a cellar damp,

I had not a friend nor a toy

But I had Aladdin's lamp.

When I could not sleep for the cold,

I had fire enough in my brain,

And builded with roofs of gold,

My beautiful castles in Spain!


Since then I have toiled day and night,

I have money and power good store,

But I 'd give all my lamps of silver bright

For the one that is mine no more.

Take, Fortune, whatever you choose,

You gave and may snatch again,

I have nothing 't would pain me to lose,

For I own no more castles in Spain!


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