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Bits of talk, in verse and prose, for young folks (1904) (14752741795)

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Bits of talk, in verse and prose, for young folks (1904) (14752741795)

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Identifier: bitsoftalkinvers00jack (find matches)
Title: Bits of talk, in verse and prose, for young folks
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885
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Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company



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r good St. Nicholas, To come back from the skies IBut swift he soared, and only smiled, And vanished in the blue;Most likely he was hurrying Some other good to do.But I wonder if he did not stop To take a passing lookWhere still the cruel heathen king In terror crouched and shook;While from the palace all Ms guardg In coward haste had fled.And told the people, in his chair The king was sitting dead. Hurrah for good St. Nicholas I The friend of all the poor,Who never sent a little child Unsuccored from his door. 44 SITS OF TALK, We do not pray to saints to-day, But still we hold them dear,And the stories of their holy lives Are stories good to hear.They are a sort of parable, And if we ponder well,We shall not find it hard to read The lesson which they tell.We do not pray to saints to-day. Yet who knows but they hearOur mention of them, and are glad We hold their memory dear?Hurrah for good St. Nicholas, The friend of all the poor.Who never sent a little child Unsuccored from his doort
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My y\.NTs Cow. MY ANTS COW. 45 MY ANTS COW. \/TY Aut lives in the country and keepsa cow. I am ashamed to say that, al-though I have always known she was a mostinteresting person, I never went to see heruntil last week. I am afraid I should nothave gone then, if I had not found an ac-count of her, and her house, and her cow,in a book which I was reading. **Dear me, said I, and there she hasbeen living so near me all this time, and Inever have been to call on her. To tellthe truth, it was much worse than that; Ihad often met her in the street, and hadtaken such a dislike to her looks that Ialways brushed by as quickly as possiblewithout speaking to her. But I knew thatehe had never taken any notice of me, so I 46 BITS OF TALK. hoped she would not recognize me, if I wentto call on her, and behaved very politely,now that I had found out how famous shehad become. I had great difficulty in find-ing her house, though it is quite large. Shebelongs to a very peculiar family; theyprefer to liv

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