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MARIGOLD GARDEN 



Pictures and Rhymes 

by 
KATE GREENAWAV 




London 

PREDERICK WARNE 

8c Mew York 



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You little girl, 
You little boy, 
With wondering eyes. 
That kindly look. 
In honour of 
Two noble names 
I send the offering 
Of this book. 




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SUSAX BLUE. 

OH, Susan Blue, 
How do you do? 

Please may I go for a walk with you ? 
Where shall we go ? 
Oh, I know 
Down in the meadow where the cowslips grow ! 




BLUE SHOES. 

LITTLE Blue Shoes 

Mustn't go 

Very far alone, you know 

Else she'll fall down. 

Or, lose her way,' 

Fancy -what 

Would mamma say ? 

Better put her little hand 

Under sister's wise command. 

When she's A little older grown 

Blue Shoes may go quite alone. 





STRKKT SHOW. 

PUF>, puff, puff. How the trumpets blow. 
All you little boys and girls come and see 

the show. 
One two three, the Cat runs up the 

tree : 

liut the little Bird he flies away 
" She hasn't got me ! " 






TO THi: SUN DOOR. 

THEY saw it rise in the morning, 

They saw it set at night. 
And they longed to go and see it, 

Ah ! if they only might. 

The little soft white clouds heard them, 
And stepped from out of the blue ; 

And each laid a little child softly 
Upon its bosom of dew. 

And they carried them higher and higher, 
And they nothing knew any more 

Until they were standing waiting 
In front of the round gold door. 

And they knocked, and railed, and end ted, 

Whoever should be within ; 
Uut all to no purpose, for no one 

Would hearken to let them in. 





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THE DAISIKS 

You very fine Miss Molly, IVrhaps ytm take a sister, 

What will the daisies say, Perhaps you take a brother, 

If you carry home so many Or two little daisies who 

Of their little friends to-day ? Were fond of one another. 





THE DANCING hAMlLV. 

I J KA\ let me introduce you lo 
This little dancing tainih : 

For morning, afternoon, and night 
They danced away so happily. 

They twirled round about, 
They turned iheir toes out : 

The people wondered \\hat the noise 
Could all be about. 

They danced from early ninrnn,^. 

Till very late at night : 
Jloth in-doors and out-oldoors, 

With very great delight, 



And every sort of dance they knew, 
From every country far away ; 

And so it was no wonder that 

They should keep dancing all the day. 

So dancing -dancing dancing. 

In sunshine or in rain : 
And when they all left off. 

\Vhy then they all began again. 




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COIXfi TO SEE GRANDMAMMA 



LITTLE Molly ;md Damon 

Are walking so far, 
For they're going to see 

Their kind Grandmamma. 

And they very well know, 

\Vhen they get there she'll take 

From out of her cuphoard 
Some very nice cake. 



And into her garden 

They know they may run, 
And pick some red currants, 

And have lots of fun. 



SD [ >;miou to 

S,i\ s, " How do you 
And asks his maiimu 

If 111- 111,1V I! (I J; >tOO 




OH, if you were a little boy, 

And I was a little girl 
\Yhy you would have some whiskers grow 

And then my hair would curl. 

Ah ! if I could have whiskers grow, 

I'd let you have my curls ; 
But what's the use of wishing it 

Boys never ran be girls. 







FIRST ARRIVALS. 



IT is a Party, do you know. 
And there they sit, all in a row, 
Waiting till the others come, 
To begin to have some fun. 

Hark ! the bell rings sharp and clear. 
Other little friends appear : 
And no longer all alone 
They begin to feel at home. 



To them a little hard is Fate, 
Yet better early than too late ; 
Fancy getting there forlorn. 
With the tea and cake all gone. 

Wonder what they'll have for tea ; 
Hope the jam is strawberry. 
Wonder what the dance and game ; 
Feel so very glad they came. 



Very Happy may you be, 
May you much enjoy your tra. 




WHEN WE WENT OUT WITH GRANDMAMMA. 

WHEN we went out with Grandmamma One on each side we had to go, 
Mamma said for a treat And never laugh or loll ; 

OK, dear, how stiff we had to walk 1 carried Prim, her Spaniard dog 

As we went down the street. And Tom her parasol. 




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If / looked right if Tom looked left 
" Tom Susan I'm ashamed ; 

And little Prim, I'm sure, is shocked, 
To hear such naughties named." 




She said we had no manners, 

If we ever talked or sung ; 
" You should have seen," said Grandmamma, 

"J/f walk, when /was young." 



She said they never wished then 
To play oh, no, indeed ! 

They learnt to sew and needlework, 
Or else to write and read. 



She told us oh, so often 

How little girls and boys, 
In the good days when she was young, 

Never made any noise. 



She said her mother never let 

Her speak a word at meals ; 
" But now," said Grandmamma, " you'd think 

That children's tongues had wheels 



" So fast they go clack, clack, clack, clack ; 

Now listen well, I pray, 
And let me see you both improve 
From what I've said to-da) " 



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TO MYSTERY LAXD. 



OH, dear, how will it end? 
Peggy and SUM'L- how naughty 

you are. 

You little know where you are, 
Going so far, and so high, 
Nearly up to the sky. 
Perhaps it's a Giant who 

lives iheiv, 
And perhaps it's a lovely 

Princess. 

But you very well know 
You've no business to go ; 
You'll get yourselves into a mess. 





Oh, dear, I'm sure it is true : 
\\'hatever on earth can it matter 

to you ? 

For you know it oh, fie 
That it's naughty to pry 
Into other's affairs 
Into other folks houses to go, 
Where you know 
You're not asked. 
So you'd better come back 
While there's time, it is plain. 
Go home and be never 
So naughty again. 



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FROM MARKET. 

On who'll give us Posies, 
And Garlands of Roses, 
To twine round our heads so gay ? 
For here we come singing, 
And here we come bringing 
You many good wishes to-day. 
From market from market from market- 
We all come up from market 





LITTLE PHILLIS. 



I AM a very little girl, 

I think that I've turned two; 
And if you'd like to know my name 

I'll like to tell it you. 

They always call me Baby, 

Hut Phillis is my name. 
No no one ever gave it me, 

I think it only came. 

I've got a pretty tulip 

In my little flower-bed ; 
If you would like I'll give it you 

It's yellow, striped with red. 



I've got a little kitten, but 

I can't give that away. 
She likes to play with me so much ; 

She's gone to sleep to-day. 

And I've got a nice new dolly, 
Shall I fetch her out to you ? 

She's got such pretty shoes on, 

And her bonnet's trimmed with blue- 

You'd like to take her home with you ? 

Oh. no, she mustn't go; 
dood-bye I want to run now, 

You walk alona so slow. 




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THK FOUR PRINCESSES. 

"UTR Princesses lived in a Green Tower 
A Bright Green Tower in the middle of the 

sea ; 
And no one could think oh, no one could 

think 
Who the Four Princesses could be. 



One looked to the North, and one to the South, 
And one to the East, and one to the West ; 

They were all so pretty, so very pretty, 

You could not tell which was the prettiest. 




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Their carls were golden their eyes were blue, 
And their voices were sweet as a silvery bell ; 

And four white birds around them flew, 

But where they came from who could tell ? 



Oh, who could tell ? for no one knew, 
And not a. word could you hear them say. 

But the sound of their singing, like church bells ringing 
Would sweetly float as they passed away 



For under the sun, and under the stars, 
They often sailed on the distant sea; 

Then in their Green Tower and Roses bowei 
They lived again a mystery. 





WHEN YOU ANH I GROW UP 



WHKN you and I 
Grow up Polly 

I mean that you and me, 
Shall go sailing in a big ship 

Right over all the sea. 
We'll wait till we are older, 

For if we went to day, 
You know that we might lose ourselves, 
And never find the way. 





IN AN APPLE TREE. 



IN September, when the apples were red. 

To Belinda I said, 

" Would you liks to go away 

To Heaven, or stay 

Here in this orchard full of trees 

All your life ? " And she said, " If you please 

I'll stay here where I know, 

And the flowers grow " 





THE WEDDING BELLS. 

THE Wedding Bells were ringing, 
And Monday was the day, 

And all the little ladies 

\Vere there so fresh and gay. 



And up up up the steps they went, 

The wedding fine to see ; 
And the Roses were all for the Bride, 

So pretty so pretty was she. 



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THE LITTLE LONDON C.IRL. 

IN my little Green House, quite content am I, 
\Vhen the hot sun pours down from the sky ; 
For oh, I love the country the beautiful country. 
"(Vho'd live in a London street when there's the country? 



I live in a London stieet, then I long and long 
To be the whole day the sweet Flowers among 
Instead of tall chimney-pots up in the sky, 
The joy of seeing Birds and Dragon Flies go by. 



At home I lie in bed, and cannot go to sleep, 
For the sound of cart-wheels upon the hard street. 
But here my eyes close up to no sound of anything 
Except it is to hear the nightingales sing. 

And then I see the Chickens and the Geese go walking , 
I hear the Pigs and the Ducks all talking. 
And the Red and the Spotted Cows they stare at me, 
As if they wondered whoever I could be. 

1 see the little Lambs out with their mothers 
Such pretty little white young sisters and brothers. 
Oh, I'll stay in the country, and make a daisy chain, 
And never go back to London again. 





TO BABY. 

OH, what shall my blue eyes go see? 

Shall it be pretty Quack-Quack to-day ? 
Or the Peacock upon the Yew Tree ? 

Or the dear little white Lambs at play ? 

Say Baby. 
For Baby is such a young Petsy, 

And Baby is such a sweet Dear. 
And Baby is growing quite old now 

She's just getting on for a year. 




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WILLY AND HIS SISTER. 



U'n.i.v said tc his sisler, 

" Please may I go with you?" 
She said, " You must behave 

Very nicely if you do." 

" Please will you take me then 

To look at the mill ? ' 
" Yes," she said, " because you are 

So very good I will." 

"The miller he is 

So very white and kind ; 
And sprinkled all over 

With the flour they grind. 



''And the big heaps <>t 

That lie upon the tli i< .1 . 
He will Id me play with those, 

I am quite sure. 

" I like to hear the wheel 

Make such a rushing sound, 

And see the pretty water 

Go round, and round, and round 

' So take me to the mill, 

For then you shall see 
What a very, very good bey 

I really mean to be." 





AT SCHOOL. 

F;VE little Girls, sitting on a form, 

Five little Girls, with lessons to learn ; 

Five little Girls, who, I'm afraid, 

Won't know them a bit when they have to be said. 



For little eyes are given to look 
, Anywhere else than on their book ; 
And little thoughts are given to stray 
Anywhere ever so far away. 



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HAPPY DAYS. 

I: ARE you going next week to see Phillis and Phcebe 

Phillis on Monday will be just fourteen. 
She says we shall all have our tea in the garden, 

And afterwards have some nice games on the green. 



" I wanted a new frock, but m: tiler said, ' No,' 

So I must be content with my old one you see. 
But then white is so pretty, anil kind Aunt Matilda 
Has sent down a beautiful nerklarc> lur me.'' 




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'Oh, yes, I am going, and Peggy is going, 

And mother is making us new frocks to wear ; 
I shall have my red sash and my hat with pink ribbons- 
I know all the girls will be smart who are there. 



'' And then, too, we're going to each take a nosegay 

The larger the better for Phillis to say 
That all her friends love her, and wish her so happy, 
And bring her sweet flowers upon her birthday. 



'And won't it be lovely, in beautiful sunshine. 

The table spread under the great apple tree, 
To see little Phillis that dear little Phillis 

Look smiling all round as she pours out the tea ! " 




THE LITTLE QUEEX'S COMIXC;. 



WITH Roses red Roses, 
We'll pelt her with Roses, 
And Lilies white Lilies we'll drop at 

her feet ; 

The little Queen's coming, 
The people are running 
The people are running to greet and 
to meet. 



Then clash out a welcome, 
Let all the bells sound, come, 
To give her a welcoming proud and 

sweet. 

How her blue eyes will beam, 
And her golden curls gleam, 
When the sound of our singing rings 
down the street. 



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ON THE WALL TOP. 

DANCING and prancing to town we go, 
On the top of the wall of the town we go. 
Shall we talk to the stars, or talk to the moon, 
Or run along hom to our dinner so soon ? 



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ON THE WALL TOP. 

So high so high on the wall we run, 
The nearer the sky why, the nearer the sun. 
If you give me one penny, I'll give you two, 
For that's the way good neighbours do. 




riP-A-TOE. 

TlP-A-TOE, 

See them go ; 

One, two, three - 

Chloe, Prut, and me . 

Up and down, 

To the town. 

A Lord wa.s there, 

And the Lady fair. 

And what did they sing? 

Oh, " Ring-a-ding-ding ; " 

And the Illai k Cnm flew oft' 

Witli the Lady's Ring. 




MAMMAS Ai\l> BABIES. 

" MY Polly is so very good, 

Belinda never cries ; 
!\\\ I'.aliy often goes to sleep, 
Si i hd\v she shuts her eyes. 

" Dear Mrs. Lemon tell me when 

Belinda goes to school ; 
And what time does she go to bed ? " 
" Well, eight o'clock's the rule. 

" But now and then, just for a treat, 

I let her wait awhile ; 
You shake your head why, wouldn't 

you ? 
Do look at Baby's smile ! " 



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" Dear Mrs. Primrose will you come 

One day next week to tea ? 
Of course bring Rosalinda, and 
That darling Rosalie." 

" Dear Mrs. Cowslip, you are kind ; 

My little folks, I know, 
Will be so very pleased to come ; 
Dears tell Mrs. Cowslip so. 

" Oh, do you know perhaps vou've not 

heard 

She had a dreadful fright ; 
My Daisy with the measles 
Kept me up every night. 

" And then I've been so worried 

Clarissa had a fit : 
And the doctor said he couldn't 
In the least account for it." 





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MY LITTLE GIRLIE. 



LITTLE girlie tell to me 
What your wistful blue eyes see ? 
Why you like to stand so high, 
Looking at the far-off sky. 



Does a tiny Fairy flit 

In the pretty blue of it ? 

Or is it that you hope so soon 

To see the rising yellow Moon ? 



Or is it as I think I've heard 
You're looking for a little Bird 
To come and sit upon a spray, 
And sing the summer night away ? 



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THI-: CATS HAVE COME TO TEA. 



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\\"HAT did she see oh, what did she see, 
As she stood leaning against the tree ? 
Why all the Cats had come to tea. 



What a fine turn out from round about, 

All the houses had let them out, 

And here they were with scamper and shout. 



" Mew mew mew ! " was all they could say, 
And, " We hope we find you well to-day." 

Oh, what should she do oh, what should she do? She didn't know oh, she didn't know, 
What a lot of milk they would get through ; If bread and butter they'd like or no : 

For here the) were with " Mew mew mew : " They might want little mice, oh ! oh ! oh 

Dear me oh, dear me, 

All the cats had come to tea. 




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THE TEA PARTY. 

IN the pleasant green Garden 

\\'e sat down to tea ; 
'' Do you take sugar? " and 

" Do you take milk?" 
She'd got a new gown on 

A smart one of silk. 
We all were as happy 

As happy could be, 
On that bright Summer's day 

When she asked us to tea. 





UNDER ROSE ARCHES. 



UNDER Rose Arches to Rose Town 
Rose Town on the top of the hill ; 

For the Summer wind blows and music goes, 
And the violins sound shrill. 



Twist and twine Roses and Lilies, 

And little leaves green, 

Fit for a queen ; 
Twist and twine Roses and Lilic-,. 



Oh, Roses shall be for her carpet, 
And her curtains of Roses so fair ; 

And a Rosy crown, while far adown 
Floats her long golden hair. 



Twist and twine Roses and Lilies, 

And all the bells ring, 

And the people sing ; 
Twist and twine Roses and Lilies. 



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A GENTEEL FAMILY. 

SOME children are so naughty, 
And some are very good ; 

But the Genteel Family 
Did always what it should. 



They put on gloves when they went out. 

And ran not in the street ; 
And on wet days not one of them 

Had ever muddy feet. 

Then they were always so polite, 
And always thanked you so ; 

And never threw their toys about, 
As naughty children do. 



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They always learnt their lessons 
When it was time they should; 

And liked to eat up all their crusts 
The\- were so very good. 

And then their frocks were never torn, 

Their tuckers always clean ; 
And their hair so very tidy 

Always quite fit to be seen. 

Then they made calls with their mamma 

And were so very neat ; 
And learnt to bow becomingly 

When they met you in the street. 

And really they were everything 

That children ought to be : 
And well may be examples now 

For little you and me. 




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BABY MINE. 

BABY mine, over the trees 
Baby mine, over the flowers ; 

Baby mine, over the sunshine ; 
Baby mine, over the showers. 



Baby mine, over the land ; 

Baby mine, over the water. 
Oh, when had a mother before 

Such a sweet such a sweet, iiftle daughter 



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LITTLE GIRLS AND LITTLE LAMBS. 

IN the May-time flowers grow ; 

Little girls in meadows go ; 

Little lambs frisk with delight, 

And in the green grass sleep at night. 

Little birds sing all the day, 

Oh, in such a happy way ! 

All the day the sun is bright, 

Little stars shine all the night. 

The Cowslip says to the Primrose, 

" How soft the little Spring wind blows ! ' 

The Daisy and the Buttercup 

Sing every time that they look up. 

For beneath the sweet blue sky 

They see a pretty Butterfly ; 

The Butterfly, when he looks down, 

Says, " What a pretty Flower Town ! " 




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FROM WONDER WORLD. 

OUT of Wonder World I think you 

come ; 
For in your eyes the wonder comes 

with you. 

The stars are the windows of Heaven, 
And sometimes I think you peep 

through. 

Oh, little girl, tell us do the Flowers 
Tell you secrets when they find you 

all alone ? 

Or the Birds and Butterflies whisper 
Of things to us unknown ? 



Or do angel voices speak to you so softly. 
When we only hear a little wind sigh ; 
And the peaceful dew of Heaven fall upon you 
When we only see a white cloud passing by t 




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CHILD'S SONG 

THE King and the Oucrn \vrre riding 

Upon a Summer's day, 
And a Blackbird flew above them, 

To hear what they did say. 

The King said he liked apples, 
The Queen said she liked pears. 

\nd what shall we do to the Blackbird 
Who listens unaware-;. 




MISS MOLLY AND THE LITTLE KJSHES. 

OH, sweet Miss Molly, 

You're so fond 

Of Fishes in a little Pond. 

And perhaps they're glad 

To see you stare 

With such bright eyes 

Upon them there. 

And when your fingers and your ilnimbs 

Drop slowly in the small white crumbs. 

I hope they're happy. Only this 

\Vhen you've looked long enough, sweet miss. 

Then, most beneficent young giver, 

Restore them to their native river. 



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j i \tr jump jump 

Jump away 
From this town into 

The next, to <hiv. 



fump jump -jump 
Jump over the moon 

Jump all the morning, 
And all the noon. 



Jump- -jump jump 

Jump all night ; 
Won't our mothers 

Be in a fright ? 

Jump jump jump 

Over the sea ; 
What wonderful wonders 

We shall see. 



Jump jump jump 
And leave behind 

Everything evil 
That we may find. 

Jump jump jump 
Jump far away ; 

And all come home 
Some other day. 




RING-A-RING. 

RING-A-RING of little boys. 

Ring-a-ring of girls ; 
All around all around, 

Twists and twirls 




You are merry children ; 

" Yes, we are." 
Where do you come from? 

" Not very far. 



' We live in the mountain, 

We live in the tree ; 
And I live in the river-bed, 
And you won't catch me ! ' 




ON THE BRIDGE. 



IK I could see a little Hsh 
That is what I just now wish ! 
I want to >ee his threat round eyes 
Always open in surprise. 



I think I'll get some stones lo throw 
And watch the pretty circles show. 
Or shall we sail a flower-boat. 
And watch it slowly- -slowly lloal ? 



I wish a water-rat would glide 
Slowly to the other side ; 
Or a dancing spider sit 
( )'\ the vellow fla^s a hit. 



That's nice because you never kuov. 
How tar away it means to go ; 
And when to-morrow comes, you sre. 
It may be in the great wide sea. 



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BALL. 

ONE two, is one to you; 
One two three, is one to me. 
Throw it fast or not at all, 
And mind you do not let it fall. 



FAIRY Blue Eyes, 

And Fairy Brown 
And dear little Golden Curls, 

Look down. 
I say " Good-bye "- 

"Good-bye" with no pain 
Till some happy day 

We meet again ' 





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RO->K PLACE, <a.OBE ROAD, LONDON E. I. 








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