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NOTE 

SOME of these verses have 
appeared in other places: 
one in St. Nicholas, one in 
Harper's Young People; a}td 
the Sunday School Times, 
the Youth's Companion, and 
the Independent have each 
published others. To this 
class belong, I think, all I re- 
print from my Poems and 
Lyrics. Most of the contents, 
howevery is new. 

J. B. T. 



Child Verse 



CONTENTS 






PAGE 


Hare-bells 


3 


At Cock-Crow 


4 


A Duet 


S 


The Bobolink 


6 


The Bluebird 


7 


The Woodpecker 


8 


Chimney Stacks 


9 


Butterfly 


lO 


The Honey Bee 


11 


The Bee and the Blossoms 


12 


The Tax-Gatherer 


13 


Jack-o'-Lantern 


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The Pleiads 


15 


Jack Frost's Apology 


16 


A Cavalcade 


17 



Child Verse 




Silk 


r-AGtt 

i8 


Seed-Tirae 


19 


A Legacy 


20 


Amid the Roses 


21 


Light and Shadow- 


22 


Sleep 


23 


The Fire-Fly 


24 


The Dragon-Fly 


25 


Archery 


26 


A Spy 


27 


A Lament 


28 


Fern Song 


29 


The Brook 


30 


An Interview 


31 


Baby's Dimples 


32 


A Bunch of Roses 


33 


Foot-Soldiers 


34 



Child Verse 





PAGX 


The Baby's Star 


35 


Slumber-Song 


36 


An Idolater 


37 


The New-Year Babe 


38 


Bicycles ! Tricycles 


40 


High and Low 


41 


Doctor Tumble-Bug 


42 


Close Quarters 


43 


The Time-Brood 


44 


Pains-Taking 


45 


A Rub 


46 


Cats 


47 


An Insectarian 


48 


The Squirrel 


49 


Hospitality 


50 


Frog Making 


51 


The Tree-Frog Pedigree 


52 



Child Verse 





PAGE 


An Explanation 


53 


The Parlour and the Fly 


54 


No Go 


55 


A Mouse, A Cat, and an Irish Bull 


56 


The Same with a Difference 


57 


An Inconvenience 


58 


The Tryst 


59 


Etiquette 


60 


A Sunstroke 


61 


A Shuffle 


62 


Washington's Ruse 


63 


Panic 


64 


The End of It 


65 


A Little Child's Prayers 


66 


The Child: At Bethlehem 


67 


To His Mother 


68 


A Lily of the Field 


69 



Child Verse 



The Lamb-Child 70 

A Pair of Turtle-Doves 71 

Hide-and-Seek 72 

Out of Bounds 73 

The Child on Calvary 74 

The Child: At Nazareth 75 

St. Theresa and the Child 77 

Tradition 78 



CHILD VERSE 



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CHILD VERSE 



HARE-BELLS 

T3 ING ! The little Rabbits' eyes, 
-■^^ In the morning clear, 
Moisten to the melodies 
They alone can hear. 

Ring ! The little Rabbits' feet. 

Shod with racing rhyme. 
If the breezes they would beat, 

Must be beating time. 

Ring ! When summer days are o'er, 

And the snowfalls come, 
Rabbits count the hours no more, 

For the bells are dumb. 



Child Verse 



AT COCK-CROW 

/'^ROW ! For the night has thrice denied 
^^ The glory of the Sun, 
And now, repentant, turns aside 
To weep what he has done. 



Child Verse 



A DUET 
A LITTLE yellow Bird above, 
-^^ A little yellow Flower below; 
The little Bird can sing the love 
That Bird and Blossom know ; 
The Blossom has no song nor wing, 
But breathes the love he cannot sing. 



Child Verse 



THE BOBOLINK 

A/'OUR notes are few, 
^ But sweet your song 

As honey-dew; 

And all day long. 
Dear Bobolink, a-listening, 
I never tire to hear you sing. 



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Child Verse 



THE BLUEBIRD 
T 1 /"HEN God had made a host of them, 
^ ^ One little flower still lacked a stem 
To hold its blossom blue ; 
So into it He breathed a song, 
And suddenly, with petals strong 
As wings, away it flew. 



Child Verse 



THE WOODPECKER 
nPHE wizard of the woods is he ; 

-^ For in his daily round, 
Where'er he finds a rotting tree, 
He makes the timber sound. 



Child Verse 



CHIMNEY STACKS 

TN winter's cold and summer's heat 
•^ The hospitable chimneys greet 

Their never-failing guests ; 
For when the sparks are upward gone, 
The swallows downward come anon, 

To build their neighboring nests. 



Child Verse 



BUTTERFLY 

T)UTTERFLY, Butterfly, sipping the 
-■^ sand, 

Have you forgotten the flowers of the land ? 
Or are you so sated with honey and dew 
That sand-filtered water tastes better to you ? 



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Child Verse 



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THE HONEY-BEE 

BEE, good-by ! 

Your weapon's gone, 
And you anon 
Are doomed to die ; 
But Death to you can bring 
No second sting. 



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Child Verse 



THE BEE AND THE BLOSSOMS 

'*^"\ T'HY stand ye idle, blossoms bright, 
^ ^ The livelong summer day?^' 

*' Alas ! we labour all the night 
For what thou takest away." 



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Child Verse 



THE TAX-GATHERER 

*' \ ND pray, who are you ? " 

-^^ Said the violet blue 
To the Bee, with surprise 
At his wonderful size, 
In her eye-glass of dew. 

'' I, madam," quoth he, 
" Am a publican Bee, 
Collecting the tax 
On honey and wax. 
Have you nothing for me?" 



13 



Child Verse 



JACK-O'-LANTERN 

JACK-0-LANTERN, Jack-o'-Lantern, 
Tell me where you hide by day ? " 
" In the cradle where the vapours 
Dream the sunlit hours away." 

" Jack-o '-Lantern, Jack-o'-Lantern, 
Who rekindles you at night?" 

" Any firefly in the meadow 
Lends a Jack-o'-Lantern light." 



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Child Verse 



THE PLEIADS 

"1 ^ THO are ye with clustered light, 
^ ^ Little Sisters seven ? " 
" Crickets, chirping all the night 
On the hearth of heaven/' 



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Child Verse 



JACK FROST'S APOLOGY 

TO strip you of your foliage 
My spirit sorely grieves ; 
Nor will I in the work engage 
Unless you grant your leaves. 



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Child Verse 



A CAVALCADE 

T^H ISTLE-DOWN, Thistle-down, 
•^ whither away? 
Will you not longer abide ? " 
Nay, we have wedded the winds to-day. 
And home with the rovers we ride." 



17 



Child Verse 



SILK 

' T^WAS the shroud of many a worm-like 

-*- thing 
That rose from its tangled skein ; 
'Twas the garb of many a god-like king 
Who went to the worms again. 



Child Verse 



SEED-TIME 

A X /"HEN Trumpet-flowers begin to blow 

The Thistle<lowns take heed, 
For then they know 'tis time to go 
And plant the wingfed seed. 



19 



Child Verse 



A LEGACY 

T^O you remember, little cloud, 
^-^ This morning when you lay — 
A mist along the river — what 
The waters had to say? 

And how the many-coloured flowers 
That on the margin grew, 

All promised when the day was done 
To leave their tints to you ? 



20 



Child Verse 



AMID THE ROSES 

" I "HERE was laughter 'mid the Roses, 

^ For it was their natal day ; 
And the children in the garden were 
As light of heart as they. 

There were sighs amid the Roses, 
For the night was coming on ; 

And the children — weary now of play — 
Were ready to be gone. 

There are tears amid the Roses, 

For the children are asleep ; 
And the silence of the garden makes 

The lonely blossoms weep. 

21 



Child Verse 



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LIGHT AND SHADOW 

LOVE you, little maid," 
Said the Sunbeam to the Shade, 
As all day long she shrank away before him; 
But at twilight, ere he died, 
She was weeping at his side ; 
And he felt her tresses softly trailing o^er him. 



22 



Child Verse 



SLEEP 

WHEN he is a little chap, 
We call him Nap. 
When he somewhat older grows, 

We call him Doze. 
When his age by hours we number, 
We call him Slumber. 



23 



Child Verse 



THE FIRE-FLY 

'* A RE you flying through the night 
-^^^ Looking where to find me ? " 
" Nay ; I travel with a light 
For the folks behind me." 



24 



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Child Verse 



THE DRAGON-FLY 

" TS skimming o'er a stagnant pool 

-^ Your only occupation ? " 
" Ah, no : 'tis at this Summer School 
I get my education." 



Child Verse 



ARCHERY 

A BOW across the sky 
"^■^ Another in the river, 
Whence swallows upward fly, 
Like arrows from a quiver. 



26 



Child Verse 



A SPY 

OIGHED the languid Moon to the Morn- 
*^ ing Star : 

"O little maid, how late you are !" 
" I couldn't rise from my couch," quoth she, 
'' While the Man-in-the-Moon was looking at 
me. 



27 



Child Verse 



A LAMENT 



'/^ LADY CLOUD, why are you weep- 

^^ ing? " I said. 
" Because," she made answer, *' my rain-beau 
is dead." 



Child Verse 



FERN SONG 

DANCE to the beat of the rain, little 
Fern, 
And spread out your palms again, 

And say, *' Tho' the sun 

Hath my vesture spun, 
He had laboured, alas, in vain, 

But for the shade 

That the Cloud hath made. 
And the gift of the Dew and the Rain." 

Then laugh and upturn 

All your fronds, little Fern, 
And rejoice in the beat of the rain ! 



29 



Child Verse 



THE BROOK 

TT is the mountain to the sea 
-■- That makes a messenger of me ; 
And, lest I loiter on the way 
And lose what I am sent to say, 
He sets his reverie to song, 
And bids me sing it all day long. 
Farewell ! for here the stream is slow. 
And I have many a mile to go. 



30 



Child Verse 



AN INTERVIEW 

T SAT with chill December 
■^ Beside the evening fire. 
" And what do you remember," 

I ventured to inquire, 
" Of seasons long forsaken ? " 

He answered in amaze, 
" My age you have mistaken ; 

I've lived but thirty days!' 



31 



Child Verse 



BABY'S DIMPLES 

T OVE goes playing hide-and-seek 
-*-^ 'Mid the roses on her cheek, 
With a little imp of Laughter, 
Who, the while he follows after, 
Leaves the footprints that we trace 
Ail about the Kissing-place. 



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Child Verse 



A BUNCH OF ROSES 

THE rosy mouth and rosy toe 
Of little baby brother 
Until about a month ago 

Had never met each other ; 
But nowadays the neighbours sweet, 

In every sort of weather, 
Half way with rosy fingers meet. 
To kiss and play together. 



33 



Child Verse 



FOOT-SOLDIERS 

' nriS all the way to Toe-town, 
■^ Beyond the Knee-high hill, 
That Baby has to travel down 
To see the soldiers drill. 



One, two, three, four, five, a-row — 
A captain and his men — 

And on the other side, you know. 
Are six, seven, eight, nine, ten. 



34 



Child Verse 



THE BABY'S STAR 

nPHE Star that watched you in your sleep 

^ Has just put out his light. 
*' Good-day, to you on earth," he said, 
"Is here in heaven Good-night. 

'' But tell the Baby when he wakes 

To watch for my return ; 
For rU hang out my lamp again 

When his begins to burn." 



35 



Child Verse 



SLUMBER-SONG 

O, in the west 
A cloud at rest — 
A babe upon its mother's breast 
Is sleeping now. 



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Above it beams 
A star that seems 
To shed the light of holy dreams 
Upon its brow. 

But cloud and star, 
Tho' nearer far 
They seem, my Babe, more distant are 
From heaven than thou. 



36 



Child Verse 



AN IDOLATER 

'^ T "HE Baby has no skies 
-■- But Mother's eyes, 

Nor any God above 

But Mother's Love. 
His angel sees the Father^s face, 
But he the Mother's, full of grace ; 
And yet the heavenly kingdom is 

Of such as this. 



17 



Child Verse 



THE NEW-YEAR BABE 

'T^WO together, Babe and Year, 

^ At the midnight chime, 
Through the darkness drifted here 
To the coast of Time. 

Two together, Babe and Year, 

Over night and day, 
Crossed the desert Winter drear 

To the land of May. 

On together, Babe and Year 
Swift to Summer passed. 

'' Rest a moment, Brother dear," 
Said the Babe at last. 

38 



Child Verse 



" Nay, but onward," answered Year, 

'' We must farther go, 
Through the Vale of Autumn sere 

To the Mount of Snow." 

Toiling upward. Babe and Year 
Climbed the frozen height. 

" We may rest together here, 
Brother Babe, — Good-night ! " 

Then together Babe and Year 

Slept ; but ere the dawn, 
Vanishing, I know not where. 

Brother Year was gone ! 



39 



Child Verse 



BICYCLES! TRICYCLES! 

T3ICYCLES! Tricycles! Nay, to shun 
^-^ laughter, 

Try cycles first, and duy cycles after ; 
For surely the buyer deserves but the worst 
Who would buy cycles, failing to try cycles 
first. 



40 



Child Verse 



HIGH AND LOW 

A BOOT and a Shoe and a Slipper 
-^^ Lived once in the Cobbler's row : 

But the Boot and the Shoe 

Would have nothing to do 
With the Slipper, because she was low. 

But the king and the queen and their 

daughter 
On the Cobbler chanced to call ; 

And as neither the Boot 

Nor the Shoe would suit 
The Slipper went off to the ball. 



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Child Verse 



DOCTOR TUMBLE-BUG 

^7[ HTH wondrous skill 
^ ^ He works until, 

To suit himself, he makes it 
A patent Pill, 
To cure or kill 

The sufferer that takes it. 



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Child Verse 



CLOSE QUARTERS 

T ITTLE toe, big toe, three toes between, 
-■^^ All in a pointed shoe ! 
Never was narrower forecastle seen 
Nor so little room for the crew. 



43 



Child Verse 



THE TIME-BROOD 

T WONDER how the mother-Hour 
^ Can feed each hungry Minute, 
And see that every one of them 
Gets sixty seconds in it; 

And whether, when she goes abroad, 
She knows which ones attend her ; 

For all of them are just alike 
In age and size and gender. 



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Child Verse 



PAINS-TAKING 

TAKE pains," growled the Tooth to the 
Dentist ; 
'' The same," said the Dentist, '' to you." 
Then he added, '' No doubt. 
Before you are out 
You'll have taken most pains of the two." 



45 



Child Verse 



A RUB 

WIXT Handkerchief and Nose 

A difference arose ; 

And a tradition goes 

That they settled it by blows. 



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46 



Child Verse 



CATS 

T^HEY fought like demons of the night 

■^ Beneath a shrunken moon, 
And all the roof at dawn of light 
y<!\\\i fiddle-strings was strewn. 



47 



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Child Verse 



HOSPITALITY 



^AID a Snake to a Frog with a wrinkled 
*^ skin, 

"As I notice, dear, that your dress is thin, 
And a yain is coming, I'll take you in." 



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Child Verse 



FROG-MAKING 

O AID Frog papa to Frog* mamma, 
^^ *' Where is our little daughter ? " 
Said Frog mamma to Frog papa, 
" She's underneath the water/' 



Then down the anxious father went. 
And there, indeed, he found her, 

A-tickling tadpoles, till they kicked 
Their tails off all around her. 



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Child Verse 



THE TREE-FROG PEDIGREE 
/^UR great ancestor, Polly Wog, 
^-^ With her cousin, Thaddeus Pole, 
Eloped from her home in an Irish bog, 
And crossing the sea on the " Mayflower's " 

log. 
At the risk of body and soul, 
Married a Frog ; and thus, you see, 
How we come by a place in the family-tree 
And the family name, Tree-frog. 



52 



Child Verse 



AN EXPLANATION 

' I ^O the young lady Toad said her mother, 

^ '' How had you the boldness, my dear, 
To propose to Miss Polliwog's brother? " 
''Why, mamma," she replied, "'tis leap 
year! 



53 



Child Verse 



THE PARLOUR AND THE FLY 

"T 1 HLL you walk into the Spider?" 

^ ^ Said the Parlour to the Fly; 
" He's the emptiest little spider 
That ever you did spy. 

" And he covers me with cobweb ; 

So I want you to go in ; 
For — his lower chamber furnished — 

He will have no room to spin." 



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Child Verse 



NO GO . 

O AID a simpering Butterfly, sipping a rose, 
*^ To a graceless Mosquito on grand- 
papa's nose. 
Whom she hoped to entrap, 
'* Pray come. Sir, and taste of this delicate 

stuff." 
" Thanks, Madam, I'm just now taking my 
snuff," 
Quoth the impudent chap. 



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Child Verse 



A MOUSE, A CAT, AND AN IRISH 

BULL 

A LITTLE mouse nibbled a Limburger 
-^^^ cheese, 

And back to his bedchamber stole, 
Whence never again was he destined to 
squeeze. 
For the smell was too large for the hole. 

And a Pussy Cat, passing, instinctively stood ; 

For her appetite urged her to try it; 
But she answered her stomach that grumbled 
for food, 

*' I should die if I lived on such diet." 



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Child Verse 



THE SAME WITH A DIFFERENCE 

^11 /"HEN first they wed he was a sing-er, 
^ ^ And much delight his songs did 
bring her; 
But nowadays he proves a sin-ger, 
And makes it hot for her as ginger. 



57 



Child Verse 



AN INCONVENIENCE 

nnO his cousin the Bat 

-^ Squeaked the envious Rat, 
" How fine to be able to fly ! " 
Tittered she, '' Leather wings 
Are convenient things ; 
But nothing /o sit on have I." 



58 



Child Verse 



THE TRYST 

ipOTATO was deep in the dark under 
^ ground, 

Tomato, above in the light. 
The little Tomato was ruddy and round, 

The little Potato was white. 

And redder and redder she rounded above, 

And paler and paler he grew, 
And neither suspected a mutual love 

Till they met in a Brunswick stew. 



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Child Verse 



ETIQUETTE 
LONG," said the new-gathered Lettuce, 



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" To meet our illustrious guest." 
Cried the Caster, '' Such haste 
Is in very bad taste : 
See first that you're properly dressed!' 



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Child Verse 



A SUNSTROKE 

nPHE Sun courted Water, 
^ Earth's loveHest daughter, 
And strove to abduct her in vain : 

For, when he had caught her. 
And to the clouds brought her, 
Home she came running in rain. 



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Child Verse 



A SHUFFLE 

" I ^HERE was a rumpus in the Pack, 
■*" Whereof the King and Queen and Jack 

Were playing knavish parts. 
On Club and Spade was put the blame ; 
But these asserted ^twas a game 

Of Diamonds and Hearts. 



62 



Child Verse 



WASHINGTON'S RUSE 

'\ ^ 7HEN Georgie would not go to bed, 

^ '^ If some one asked him why, 
" What is the use ? " he gravely said, 
" You know I cannot lie." 



63 



Child Verse 



PANIC 

TT struck the signs of the Zodiac, 
-■" Around the immovable Man 
Who stands in front of the Almanack 
To show his interior plan. 

The Scorpion attacked the Bull, 

The Bull aroused the Lion ; 

The Crab by their tails 

Flung the Fish in the Scales, 

Where they floundered as on a gridiron; 

The Billy Goat went for the Gemini twins ; 

The Ram made a rush at Aquarius ; 

And a narrow escape had the Virgo's shins 

From the shaft of her beau Sagittarius. 

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Child Verse 



THE END OF IT 

A WHOLE-TAIL dog, and a half-tail 
dog, 
And a dog without a tail, 
Went all three out on an autumn day 
To follow a red-fox trail. 

But the dogs that carried their tails along 

Fell out, it is said, by the way ; 
And the loss of a tail and a half at the end 

Of the dogs put an end to the fray. 

When each, as a morsel sweet, gulped down 
What had late been a neighbor's pride, 

" You've kept your tails," laughed the no-tail 
dog, 
" But you wear them now inside'' 

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Child Verse 



A LITTLE CHILD'S PRAYERS 

I 

A /TAKE me, dear Lord, polite and kind 
^^-^ To every one, I pray ; 
And may I ask you how you find 
Yourself, dear Lord, to-day? 

II 

Lord, I have lost a toy 

With which I love to play; 
And as you were yourself a boy 

Of just my age to-day, 
O Son of Mary, would you mind 
To help me now my toy to find ? 



66 



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Child Verse 



THE CHILD 

AT BETHLEHEM 
I 

T ONG, long before the Babe could speak, 
^-^ When he would kiss his mother's cheek 

And to her bosom press, 
The brightest angels, standing near, 
Would turn away to hide a tear, 

For they are motherless. 

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Where were ye, Birds, that bless His name, 
When wingless to the world He came, 
And wordless, — tho' Himself the Word 
That made the blossom and the bird ? 

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Child Verse 



III 

TO HIS MOTHER 

He brought a Lily white, 
That bowed its fragrant head 
And blushed a rosy red 
Before her fairer light. 

He brought a Rose; and lo, 
The crimson blossom saw 
Her beauty; and in awe 
Became as white as snow. 



68 



Child Verse 



A LILY OF THE FIELD 

TN all his glory, Solomon 
^ Was never so arrayed ; 
Yet far more beautiful is one — 

A MOTHER and a MAID — 
Whose loveliness and lowliness 
God stooped from highest heaven to bless. 



69 



Child Verse 



THE LAMB-CHILD 

T 1 fHEN Christ the Babe was born, 

^ ^ Full many a little lamb, 
Upon the wintr}^ hills forlorn, 
Was nestled near its dam ; 

And, waking or asleep, 

Upon His mothers breast, 
For love of her, each mother-sheep 

And baby-lamb He blessed. 



70 



Child Verse 



A PAIR OF TURTLE-DOVES 

THE PURIFICATION 

\ ^ /"HERE, woman, is thine offering 
^ ^ The debt of law and love ? " 
" My Babe a tender nestling is, 
And I the mother-dov^e." 



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Child Verse 



HIDE-AND-SEEK 

\/'0U hid your little self, dear Lord, 
^ As other children do ; 
But oh, how great was their reward 
Who sought three days for you ! 



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Child Verse 



OUT OF BOUNDS 

A LITTLE Boy, of heavenly birth, 
But far from home to-day, 
Comes down to find His ball, the Earth, 

That Sin has cast away. 
O comrades, let us one and all 
Join in to get Him back His ball. 



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Child Verse 



THE CHILD ON CALVARY 

T^HE Cross is tall, 

•^ And I too small 

To reach His hand 

Or touch His feet; 

But on the sand 
His footprints I have found, 

And it is sweet 
To kiss the holy ground. 



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Child Verse 



THE CHILD 

AT NAZARETH 
I 

ONCE, measuring His height, He stood 
Beneath a cypress-tree, 
And, leaning back against the wood, 

Stretched wide His arms for me ; 
Whereat a brooding mother-dove 
Fled fluttering from her nest above. 

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At evening He loved to walk 
Among the shadowy hills, and talk 
Of Bethlehem ; 
But if perchance there passed us by 

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Child Verse 



The paschal lambs, He^ look at them 

In silence, long and tenderly ; 
And when again He'd try to speak, 
IVe seen the tears upon His cheek. 



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Child Verse 



ST. THERESA AND THE CHILD 

•'TimO art thou, son?" The little 

' ^ stranger smiled, 

" And who art ^/loti ? " Whereto she made 
reply, 
"Theresa I of Jesus am, my child." 

He — radiant — *' Jesus of Theresa I." 



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Child Verse 



TRADITION 

\ 1^ TTlEN home our blessed Lord was gone, 

^ ^ His mother lived alone with John ; 
For each had secrets to impart 
That Love had taught them both dy heart. 



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LD 21-100m-12,'46(A2012sl6)4120