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C031IC NURSERY TALES:
A merchant once lost all his ships
In many stormy ocean trips,
And he had daughters three —
But only one who did her duty,
And she was call'd the Little Beauty,
So beautiful was she !
This Merchant went abroad one day,
And through the forest took his way,
And wander'd on till night ;
When lo ! unto his great surprise,
There stood before his gazing eyes
A palace passing bright.
He enter'd at the gorgeous gate,
Just as a traveller did of late,
At Windsor, where our Queen
Resides — that is, when she is there,
And not in Scotland, or elsewhere,
In Hyde Park, or the Green.
The Lord of this most princely place
Had something like a monkey's face,
And feet like lion's claws ;
As this strange looking Lord drew near,
The Merchant's heart beat quick with fear,
And surely it had cause!
This Lord said to the Merchant, " Slave !
Your head, instead of mine, I'll have,
And mine I'll give to thee !
But stay — you have a daughter famed,
The Little Beauty she is named,
Go, bid her call on me.
" But mind you, Sir, before you stir,
If she don't come, I'll go to her —
And then your head shall fall
From your two shoulders, sure as fate,
And you shall have, instead, my pate,
Or else have — none at all !
The strange Lord added with a smile,
" I'll make it worth your daughter's while,
As bride, my home to grace ;
Happy and grand shall be her lot,
For I've a kind heart, though I've got —
A precious ugly face !"
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Then quickly home the Merchant went,
And Little Beauty did consent
To wed this noble monkey;
To save her father she complied,
And as she had no horse to ride,
She set out on a donkey.
" On ! on ! go on ! my donkey dear!"
Cried Beauty, between joy and fear,
And gallopp'd through the wood ;
She bounded over brier and brake,
Till — all for her dear father's sake —
She at the Palace stood,
The Lord came forth and much admired,
Young Beauty, all in white attired,
And patted her fair cheek ;
And when he said, " Love come this way,"
The Donkey ansvver'd with a bray,
For Beauty could not speak.
When she recovered her sweet voice,
It made the monkey-man rejoice,
So soft and sweet was it!
But, beauteous maid, (said he) pray stop,
Before you talk, and drink a drop,
And likewise eat a bit."
The little Beauty straight did take
A thumping piece of plummy cake,
And then a glass of sherry ;
The monkey-man then did the same —
But he drank more than our young dame,
And made himself quite merry.
And then this wonderful man-monkey
Went out of doors to see the donkey,
Straying through the trees ;
But soon he came in-doors again,
And play'd sweet music — such a strain
As did young Beauty please.
He did not play Rory O'More,
For that tune was not known of yore,
Nor did he play Jim Crow ;
The tune was not God Save the Queen —
What could this charming tune have been ?-
I really do not know!
To charm her next he did not fail
By reading out a fairy-tale
Of some enchanted bower ;
Then was young Beauty pleased indeed,
To see a learned monkey read,
And drink wine, for an hour !
He play'd on the piano-forte,
And then he did the Lady court,
Just like a gentle-man!
" Beauty ! (said he) upon my life,
You must to-morrow be my wife.
And love me — if you can."
Rather than he should grieve, she said,
(So tender-hearted was the maid)
She would become his bride ;
On which the monkey jump'd for joy,
And to his chaplain said, " My boy,
Let Hymen's knot be tied !"
A Fairy came and changed him, then,
Into the handsomest of men,
As he before had been ;
Young Beauty, then, she did address
And said she should be a princess,
As grand as any queen !
"You loved him for himself (said he)
When he a monkey seem'd to be,
Although he was a prince ;
A vile Enchanter changed his shape
Into the figure of an ape,
About a twelve-months since.
" And he could not his shape recover,
Till he became some lady's lover,
And she loved him as-ain." —
The Prince exclaim'd, "Love, thou art mine!
And this fair palace shall be thine,
With all it's broad domain!"
The merchnt on the wedding-day,
Did go and give that Bride away
The Prince was glad to take ;
And did not she wear fine array !
And did not they rare music play !
O yes — and no mistake !
They made the Palace all day long
Resound with many a dance and song,
Then lit it up at night ;
But they with candles were contented,
Because the gas was not invented,
Yet they were very bright!
But I almost forgot to say,
That ere the Prince was changed, that day,
Into his proper shape,
His heart was filPd with such delight,
That he got almost tipsey — quite ! —
With strong juice of the grape !
The Prince's servants, too, were glad,
And in their hall rare pastimes had,
And wore apparel fine ;
A funny clown, in white and red,
Sang merry songs upon his head,
And drank a glass of wine !
And Little Beauty's donkey pranced
For joy — and all the peasants danced
At their good Prince's treat ;
And of his Burgundy did drink so!
And ate nice things ! — oh, I should think so !
All spicy things, and sweet !
But people cannot, though they're clever,
Eat and drink and dance for ever —
Nor are such things required;
And so these people, great and small —
Just like the people at Vaux-hall —
Left off when they tired.
1 can account no further give
How long these merry folks did live,
For really I don't know ;
But they're all buried now, no doubt,
And Little Beauty died about
Five hundred years ago.
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