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Solomon Grundy

Solomon Grundy,
Born on a Monday,
Christened on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday,
Took ill on Thursday,
Worse on Friday,
Died on Saturday,
Buried on Sunday:
This is the end
Of Solomon Grundy.

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PROVERBS AND POPULAR SAYINGS.

A watched pot never boils.
After dinner sit awhile; after supper walk a mile.
All his fingers are thumbs.
All is fish that comes to the net.
All is not gold that glitters.
All's well that ends well.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
All your geese are swans.
Always taking out of the meal tub, and never putting in, soon comes to the
  bottom.
An inch on a man's nose is much.
An old bird is not caught with chaff.
An old dog will learn no new tricks.
As bare as the back of my hand.

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MARY'S LAMB.

Mary had a little lamb,
  Its fleece was white as snow;
And everywhere that Mary went,
  The lamb was sure to go.

He followed her to school one day,--
  That was against the rule;
It made the children laugh and play,
  To see a lamb at school.

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THE STAR.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star;
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the glorious sun is set,
When the grass with dew is wet,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep;
For you never shut your eye
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveller in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

 
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PRETTY COW

Thank you? pretty cow, that made
  Pleasant milk to soak my bread,
Every day and every night,
  Warm, and fresh, and sweet, and white.

Do not chew the hemlock rank,
  Growing on the weedy bank;
But the yellow cowslips eat,
  That will make it very sweet.
Where the purple violet grows,
  Where the bubbling water flows,
Where the grass is fresh and fine.
  Pretty cow, go there and dine.

 
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Three little kittens lost their mittens, 

Three little kittens lost their mittens,
  And they began to cry:
"O mother dear, we very much fear
  That we have lost our mittens."

"Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!
  Then you shall have no pie."
    "Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow!
  And we can have no pie.
    Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow!"

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PROVERBS AND POPULAR SAYINGS.

A barking dog seldom bites.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A cat may look at a king.
A chip of the old block.
A day after the fair.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in
  seven years.
A fool may make money, but it needs a wise man to spend it.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
A good garden may have some weeds.
A good workman is known by his chips.
A hard beginning makes a good ending.

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NONSENSE ALPHABET.

A was an ant
Who seldom stood still,
And who made a nice house
In the side of a hill.
  Nice little ant!

B was a bat,
Who slept all the day,
And fluttered about
When the sun went away.
  Brown little bat!

C was a camel:
You rode on his hump;
And if you fell off,
You came down such a bump!
  What a high camel!

D was a duck
With spots on his back,
Who lived in the water,
And always said "Quack!"
  Dear little duck!

E was an elephant,
Stately and wise:
He had tusks and a trunk,
And two queer little eyes.
  Oh, what funny small eyes!

F was a fish
Who was caught in a net;
But he got out again,
And is quite alive yet.
  Lively young fish!

G was a goat
Who was spotted with brown:
When he did not lie still
He walked up and down.
  Good little goat!

H was a hat
Which was all on one side;
Its crown was too high,
And its brim was too wide.
  Oh, what a hat!

I was some ice
So white and so nice,
But which nobody tasted;
And so it was wasted.
  All that good ice!

J was a jug,
So pretty and white,
With fresh water in it
At morning and night.
  Nice little jug!

K was a kite
Which flew out of sight,
Above houses so high,
Quite into the sky.
  Fly away, kite!
L was a lily,
So white and so sweet!
To see it and smell it
Was quite a nice treat.
  Beautiful lily!

M was a man,
Who walked round and round;
And he wore a long coat
That came down to the ground.
  Funny old man!

N was a net
Which was thrown In the sea
To catch fish for dinner
For you and for me.
  Nice little net!

O was an orange
So yellow and round:
When it fell off the tree,
It fell down to the ground.
  Down to the ground!

P was a polly.
All red, blue, and green,--
The most beautiful polly
That ever was seen.
  Poor little polly!
Q was a quail
With a very short tail;
And he fed upon corn
In the evening and morn.
  Quaint little quail!

R was a rabbit,
Who had a bad habit
Of eating the flowers
In gardens and bowers.
  Naughty fat rabbit!

S was the sugar-tongs,
Nippity-nee,
To take up the sugar
To put in our tea.
  Nippity-nee!

T was a tortoise,
All yellow and black:
He walked slowly away,
And he never came back.
  Torty never came back!

U was an urn
All polished and bright,
And full of hot water
At noon and at night.
  Useful old urn!

V was a veil
With a border upon it,
And a ribbon to tie it
All round a pink bonnet.
  Pretty green veil!

W was a watch,
Where, in letters of gold,
The hour of the day
You might always behold.
  Beautiful watch!

Y was a yew,
Which flourished and grew
By a quiet abode
Near the side of a road.
  Dark little yew!

Z was a zebra,
All striped white and black;
And if he were tame,
You might ride on his back.
  Pretty striped zebra!