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Page 131 - Don't meddle! don't touch! little girl, little boy, Or the world will lose some of its joy! Now I'm glad! now I'm free! And I always shall be, If you never bring sorrow to me." So the merry brown thrush sings away in the tree, To you and to me, to you and to me; And he sings all the day, little girl, little boy, "Oh, the world's running over with joy! But long it won't be, Don't you know? Don't you see? Unless we are as good as can be!
Page 35 - ... children, the sun is gone down, And the dews of night arise ; Come, come, leave off play, and let us away, Till the morning appears in the skies." •'' No, no, let us play, for it is yet day, And we cannot go to sleep ; Besides, in the sky the little birds fly, And the hills are all covered with sheep." " Well, well, go and play till 'the light fades away, And then go home to bed.
Page 93 - Where did you get those arms and hands ? Love made itself into bonds and bands. Feet, whence did you come, you darling things ? From the same box as the cherubs' wings. How did they all just come to be you ? God thought about me, and so I grew. But how did you come to us, you dear ? God thought about you, and so I am here.
Page 91 - Where did you come from, baby dear? Out of the everywhere into the here. Where did you get those eyes so blue? •Out of the sky as I came through.
Page 50 - oh, no! I wouldn't treat a poor bird so. I gave wool the nest to line, But the nest was none of mine. Baa ! Baa !" said the sheep ; " oh, no I wouldn't treat a poor bird so.
Page 35 - SONG WHEN the voices of children are heard on the green, And laughing is heard on the hill, My heart is at rest within my breast, And everything else is still. ' Then come home, my children, the sun is gone down, And the dews of night arise; Come, come, leave off play, and let us away Till the morning appears in the skies.
Page 61 - Little white Lily Smells very sweet: On her head sunshine, Rain at her feet. Thanks to the sunshine, Thanks to the rain! Little white Lily Is happy...
Page 79 - Spin!" said the mother; "We spin," said the ten ; So they spun lace webs In their sly little den.
Page 17 - I'll well employ, Learning a little every day, And not spending all my time in play. And still this rule in my mind shall dwell :' Whatever I do, I will do it well.' Little by little, I'll learn to know The treasured wisdom of long ago ; And one of these days perhaps we'll see That the world will be the better for me.