Folly for the Wise

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Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1904 - Children's poetry - 170 pages

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Page 152 - Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.
Page 164 - A canner, exceedingly canny, One morning remarked to his granny, " A canner can can Anything that he can, But a canner can't can a can, can he?
Page 162 - A tutor who tooted the flute Tried to tutor two tooters to toot. Said the two to the tutor, " Is it harder to toot or To tutor two tooters to toot?
Page 166 - A lady who lived by the Thames Had a gorgeous collection of ghames. She had them reset In a large coronet And a number of small diadhames. A tutor who tooted the flute Tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
Page 32 - THE DUCK This merry one, with laughing eyes, Not too sedate nor overwise, Is best of comrades ; frank and free, A clever hand at making tea ; A fearless nature, full of pluck, I like her well — she is a Duck. THE CAT The Cat's a nasty little beast ; She's seen at many a fete and feast. She's spiteful, sly and double-faced, Exceeding prim, exceeding chaste. And while a soft, sleek smile she wears, Her neighbor's reputation tears. THE PUPPY Of all the animals I've met The Puppy is the worst one yet....
Page 25 - You'll know it is the Bear. If you have any doubt, I guess He'll give you just one more caress. Whene'er a quadruped you view Attached to any tree, It may be 'tis the Wanderoo, Or yet the Chimpanzee. If right side up it may be both, If upside down it is the Sloth. Though to distinguish beasts of prey A novice might nonplus ; Yet from the Crocodile you may Tell the Hyena, thus : 'Tis the Hyena if it smile; If weeping, 'tis the Crocodile. The true Chameleon is small — A lizard sort of thing; He hasn't...
Page 30 - I've met this beast in drawing-rooms, 'Mong ladies gay with silks and plumes. He looks quite bored, and silly, too, When he's held up to public view. I think I like him better when Alone I brave him in his den. THE BEAR I never seek the surly Bear, But if I meet him in his lair I say, "Good day, sir; sir, good day," And then make haste to get away. It is no pleasure, I declare, To meet the cross, ill-natured Bear. THE GOOSE I know it would be of no use To say I'd never met a Goose. There are so many...
Page 23 - If ever you should go by chance To jungles in the East; And if there should to you advance A large and tawny beast, If he roars at you as you're dyin' You'll know it is the Asian Lion.
Page 165 - A very polite man named Hawarden Went out to plant flowers in his gawarden. If he trod on a slug, A worm, or a bug, He said : " My dear friend, I beg pawarden...
Page 161 - Tis said, woman loves not her lover So much as she loves his love of her; Then loves she her lover For love of her lover, Or love of her love of her lover? "There's a train at 4:04," said Miss Jenny; " Four tickets I'll take. Have you any?" Said the man at the door: "Not four for 4:04, For four for 4:04 is too many.

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