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

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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book Three
by Ada Skinner
Third 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 7-10
130 pages $8.95   

 

 

SCYTHE SONG

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Mowers, weary and brown and blithe,

What is the word methinks ye know,

Endless over-word that the Scythe

Sings to the blades of grass below?

Scythes that swing in the grass and clover,

Something still they say as they pass;

What is the word that, over and over,

Sings the Scythe to the flowers and grass?

Hush, ah hush, the Scythes are saying,

Hush, and heed not, and fall asleep;

Hush, they say to the grasses swaying,

Hush, they sing to the clover deep!

Hush—'tis the lullaby Time is singing—

Hush, and heed not, for all things pass.

Hush, ah hush!  and the Scythes are swinging

Over the clover, over the grass!

—ANDREW LANG.





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