A Treasury of Verse for Little Children (page 1/3)


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Title: A Treasury of Verse for Little Children

Author: Edgar, M. G.

Published by: The Macmillan Company

City: New York

Date: 1923

Total items: 14

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Queen Mab]

Queen Mab

Queen Mab is a fairy with butterfly wings who brings dreams to people. She was described by Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. I also made a version of Queen Mab with no words, and I also coloured in the lines to make a pretty fairy. [more...] [$]

[picture: If I had a Broomstick 2]

If I had a Broomstick 2

A boy sits on a broomstick and flies high over a fantasy land of tall stone houses by the sea, He does not appear to be steering the broomstick: this is the sort of fantasy where you don’t have to do any work, but jest get carried along for a ride, but you don’t win any Quidditch games this way! There is an [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Snow in Town]

Snow in Town

The title for this poem show a boy gathering a snowball, and some houses with roofs covered in snow, and an old-fashioned lamp-post. [more...] [$]

[picture: Initial Letter I]

Initial Letter I

A decorative capital letter “I” with a child peeking out from behind the letter; it was used as a drop cap (dropped capital) at the start of a paragraph. [more...] [$]

[picture: A Good Thanksgiving]

A Good Thanksgiving

Said Old Gentleman Gay, “On a Thanksgiving Day,
If you want a good time, then give something away.”
So he sent a fat turkey to Shoemaker Price,
And the shoemaker said, “What a big bird! how nice!
And since a good dinner’s before me, I ought
To give poor Widow Lee the small chicken I bought.”

“This fine chicken, oh, see!” said the pleased Widow Lee,
“And the kindness that sent it, how precious to me!
I would like to make some one as happy as I—
I’ll give Washerwoman Biddy my big pumpkin pie.”
“And oh, sure,” Biddy said, “’tis the queen of all pies
Just to look at its yellow face gladdens my eyes.

Now it’s my turn, I think; and a sweet ginger cake
For the motherless Finigan children I’ll bake.”
“A sweet cake, all our own! ’Tis too good to be true!”
Said the Finigan children, Rose, Denny, and Hugh;
“It smells sweet of spice, and we’ll carry a slice
To poor little Lame Jake—who has nothing that’s nice.”

“Oh, I thank you, and thank you!” said little Lame Jake;
“Oh, what beautiful, beautiful, beautiful cake!
And oh, such a big slice! I will save all the crumbs,
And will give ’em to each little sparrow that comes!”
And the sparrows they twittered as if they would say,
Like Old Gentleman Gay, “On a Thanksgiving Day,

If you want a good time, then give something away.”

—Marian Douglas.
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A Treasury of Verse for Little Children, edited by M. G. Edgar, illustrated by Willy Pogany. This book, America, was published in New York by the Macmillan Company in 1923, and the copyright was not renewed, so it is now in the public domain.


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