The Girl's Own Book (Google eBook)

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Clark Austin & Company, 1833 - Amusements - 288 pages
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User Review  - Caly - Goodreads

This was a birthday gift in 1998, from my grandmother. I red this again tonight as a matter of research, as opposed to looking or games to play. This book is pretty much what is says on the tin, a ... Read full review

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Page 94 - So he died, and .she very imprudently married the barber; and there were present the Picninnies, and the Joblillies, and the Garyulies, and the grand Panjandrum himself, with the little round button at top; and they all fell to playing the game of catch as catch can, till the gunpowder ran out at the heels of their boots.
Page 94 - So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie ; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop.
Page 89 - PETER PIPER picked a peck of pickled peppers; A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked; If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
Page 85 - But the ox would not. She went a little further, and she met a butcher. So she saidó " Butcher, butcher, kill ox ! Ox won't drink water ; Water won't quench fire ; Fire won't burn stick; Stick won't beat dog; Dog won't bite pig...
Page 274 - Rose talked to her, she wanted to go away in silence ; and when a pocket-mirror was found in her sister's room, broken into a thousand pieces, she felt sorely tempted to conceal that she did the mischief. But she was so anxious to be made beautiful, that she did as she would be done by. All the household remarked how Marion had changed. " I love her dearly," said Rose,
Page 183 - When first the Marriage Knot was tied Between my Wife and Me My age did hers as far exceed As three times three does three.
Page 85 - But the water would not. She went a little farther, and she met an ox. So she said: "Ox, ox, drink water! Water won't quench fire; Fire won't burn stick; Stick won't beat dog; Dog won't bite pig; Pig won't...
Page 178 - I often murmur, yet I never weep ; I always lie in bed, yet never sleep ; My mouth is wide, and larger than my head. And much disgorges though it ne'er is fed ; I have no legs or feet, yet swiftly run, And the more falls I get, move faster on.
Page 272 - Marion eagerly promised that she would. " The Immortal Fountain," replied the queen, " is on the top of a high, steep hill. At four different places fairies are stationed around it, who guard it with their wands. None can pass them except those who obey my orders. Go home now. For one week, speak no ungentle word to your sister ; at the end of that time, come again to the grotto.
Page 145 - CLIP the wings off the butterfly, lay them on clean, in the form of a butterfly when flying. Spread some thick clean gum-water on another piece of paper, press it on the wings, and it will take them up ; lay a piece of white paper over it, and rub it gently with your finger, or the smooth handle of a knife. The bodies are to be drawn in the space which you leave between the wings. To soften Horn.

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