Rose-tree, my beauteous rose-tree !
Often have I longed to know
How thy tender leaves were moulded -
How thy buds are burst, and blow.
I love to take this holy book,
In summer's balmy hours,
To study it beside the brook,
Or by the trees and flowers.
For here I read about the God...
A little boy, laid sick and low,
Looked up with languid eye,
And spake as one who seemed to know
He now was called to die.
He said, " Dear...
Come here, pretty fly,
For the grass is so damp
And the wind is so high,
They will put out your lamp.
Come, don't be so coy,
Flashing by me with...
A quiet, harmless little bird,
About your door I come ;
And when my low "
chick-chick," is heard,
I'm asking for a crumb.
O'er mint and...
The sunset's hue had faded out,
And soft gray shadows fell about;
All faintly traced the outlines stood,
And, velvet-like, the cool green wood....
Out of their peaceful slumbers
The little children woke,
When the tramp of armed and angry men
The night's deep silence broke.
"Come, come, my darling, I must see
How you can say your A, B, C.
Go get your book, and come to me,
And I will hear your E, F, G,
When you have...
Iam coming, I am coming !
Hark! the honey bee is humming;
See, the lark is soaring high
In the blue and sunny sky,
And the gnats are on the wing...
A million little diamonds
Twinkled on the trees;
And all the little children cried,
"A jewel, if you please!"
But while they held their hands...
Ding dong! ding dong!
I'll sing you a song.
Tis about a little bird.
He sat on a tree,
And he sang to me,
And I never said a word.
"Come, little leaves," said the wind one day,
" Come over the meadows with me and play.
Put on your dresses of red and gold;
For summer is gone,...
AWAKE, my pet !
What ! slumbering yet,
When the day's so warm and bright ?
The flowers that wept
Before they slept
O'er the darkness of...
MY baby brother's fat, as fat
As any boy can be,
And he is just the sweetest duck
That ever you did see.
I count the dimples in his hands...
THE baby she has golden hair,
Her cheeks are like a rose,
And she sits fastened in her chair,
A-counting of her toes.
The mother she stands by...
DEAR father's ship is very near,
We'll blow him kisses, baby dear,
He may come home to-day.
A happy wind that journeys south
Seems just to...
Mountain, with thy firm old foot
Fast beside the sea,
What was in thy keeping put,
Prisoned under thee ?
"Hark, and hear the shuddering ground!...
My flower, thou art as sweet to me,
Thy form as full and fair -
As rich a fruit shall follow thee
As if thou had'st denied the bee
The pure and...
"Now, if I fall, will it be my lot
To be cast in some low and lonely spot,
To melt, and to sink, unseen or forgot?
And there will my course be...
Little children, when you pray,
"Father, hallowed be thy name !
Do you think, the words you say
From the lips of Jesus came ?
Uttered not with...
My little contribution,
With ready heart and hand,
I gave, to send the Word of God
To distant heathen land :
And ere I went to rest that night,
O, where is thy home, sweet bird
With the song, and bright glossy plume?
"I'll tell thee where I rest,
If thou wilt not rob my nest ;
Come, sister dear,
I'll read you here
The story of a Dollie,
Who never strayed
Good rules, by guilt or folly.
She never cried,...
Young children sang "Hosanna !”
Where Jesus drew the throng ;
The palm-branch was their banner,
And angels taught their song.
Robin, robin, sing to me,
And I'll gladly suffer thee
Thus to breakfast in the tree,
On the ruddy cherry.
Soon as thou hast swallowed it,
o children far, and children near,
Who'll read the things I've written here:
From your young lives these things I took;
And many a mother I...
Oh, in he came a-dancing,
As happy as could be,
But what was all the matter
I could not hear or see.
"Can't you keep still a moment,
Amy, dear child, of all thy friends
Prize first and best thy mother;
Her love for thee would still live on
Though changed were every other....
A silly young cricket, accustomed to sing
Through the warm, sunny months of gay summer and spring,
Began to complain, when he found that at home...
A wind came up out of the sea,
And said: "O mists, make room for me!"
It hailed the ships, and cried: "Sail on,
Ye mariners, the night is gone."...
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