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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   




I saw a ship a-sailing,

A-sailing on the sea;

Her masts were of the shining gold,

Her deck of ivory;

And sails of silk, as soft as milk,

And silvern shrouds had she.

And round about her sailing,

The sea was sparkling white,

The waves all clapped their hands and sang

To see so fair a sight.

They kissed her twice, they kissed her thrice,

And murmured with delight.


Then came the gallant captain,

And stood upon the deck;

In velvet coat, and ruffles white,

Without a spot or speck;

And diamond rings, and triple strings

Of pearls around his neck.

And four-and-twenty sailors

Were round him bowing low;

On every jacket three times three

Gold buttons in a row;

And cutlasses down to their knees

They made a goodly show.

And then the ship went sailing,

A-sailing o'er the sea;

She dived beyond the setting sun,

But never back came she,

For she found the lands of the golden sands,

Where the pearls and diamonds be.



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