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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   

 

 

DE SHEEPFOL'

De massa ob de sheepfol',

Dat guards de' sheepfol' bin,

Look out in de gloomerin' meadows,

Wha'r de long night rain begin—

So he call to de hirelin' shepa'd,

"Is my sheep, is dey all come in?—

My sheep, is dey all come in?"


Oh, den says de hirelin' shepa'd:

"Dey 's some, dey 's black and thin,

And some, dey 's po' ol' wedda's,

Dat can't come home agin.

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Dey 's some black sheep an' ol' wedda's,

But de res', dey 's all brung in,

De res', dey 's all brung in."


Den de massa ob de sheepfol',

Dat guards de sheepfol' bin,

Goes down in de gloomerin' meadows,

Wha'r de long night rain begin—

So he le' down de ba's ob de sheepfol',

Callin' sof' "Come in. Come in."

Callin' sof "Come in. Come in."


Den up t'ro' de gloomerin' meadows,

T'ro' de col' night rain and win',

And up t'ro' de gloomerin' rain paf',

Wha'r de sleet fa' pie'cin' thin,

De po' los' sheep ob de sheepfol',

Dey all comes gadderin' in.

De po' los' sheep ob de sheepfol',

Dey all comes gadderin' in.

—SARAH PLATT GREENE.


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