Ann Taylor
The Wooden Doll And The Wax Doll by Ann Taylor

The Wooden Doll And The Wax Doll by Ann Taylor

THERE were two friends, a very charming pair, Brunette the brown, and Blanchidine the fair; And she to love Brunette did constantly incline, Nor less did Brunette love sweet ...

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Meddlesome Matty by Ann Taylor

Meddlesome Matty by Ann Taylor

One ugly trick has often spoil'dThe sweetest and the best; Matilda, though a pleasant child, One ugly trick possess'd, Which, like a cloud before the skies, Hid all her better ...

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The Cut by Ann Taylor

The Cut by Ann Taylor

Well, what's the matter? there's a faceWhat ! has it cut a vein?And is it quite a shocking place?Come, let us look again.I see it bleeds, but never mindThat tiny little drop;I ...

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Little Girls Must Not Fret by Ann Taylor

Little Girls Must Not Fret by Ann Taylor

WHAT is it that makes little Emily cry? Come then, let mamma wipe the tear from her eye: There–lay down your head on my bosom–that's right,And now tell mamma what's the matter ...

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The Disappointment by Ann Taylor

The Disappointment by Ann Taylor

IN tears to her mother poor Harriet came, Let us listen to hear what she says:'O see, dear mamma, it is pouring with rain, We cannot go out in the chaise. 'All the week I have ...

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Deaf Martha by Ann Taylor

Deaf Martha by Ann Taylor

Poor Martha is old, and her hair is turn'd grey, And her hearing has left her for many a year; Ten to one if she knows what it is that you say, Though she puts her poor wither'd ...

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Sophia’s Fool’s-Cap by Ann Taylor

Sophia’s Fool’s-Cap by Ann Taylor

SOPHIA was a little child, Obliging, good, and very mild,Yet lest of dress she should be vain, Mamma still dress'd her well, but plain. Her parents, sensible and kind,Wish'd only ...

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Jane And Eliza by Ann Taylor

Jane And Eliza by Ann Taylor

There were two little girls, neither handsome nor plain; One's name was Eliza, the other's was Jane: They were both of one height, as I've heard people say, They were both of one ...

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Sleepy Harry by Ann Taylor

Sleepy Harry by Ann Taylor

'I DO not like to go to bed,' Sleepy little Harry said; 'Go, naughty Betty, go away, I will not come at all, I say! 'Oh, silly child! what is he saying? As if he could be always ...

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The Holidays by Ann Taylor

The Holidays by Ann Taylor

'AH! don't you remember, 'tis almost December,And soon will the holidays come;Oh, 'twill be so funny, I've plenty of money,I'll buy me a sword and a drum. ' Thus said little ...

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The Orphan by Ann Taylor

The Orphan by Ann Taylor

MY father and mother are dead, Nor friend, nor relation I know; And now the cold earth is their bed, And daisies will over them grow. I cast my eyes into the tomb, The sight made ...

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For A Naughty Little Girl by Ann Taylor

For A Naughty Little Girl by Ann Taylor

My sweet little girl should be cheerful and mildShe must not be fretful and cry! Oh! why is this passion? remember, my child, GOD sees you, who lives in the sky. That dear little ...

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The Baby’s Dance by Ann Taylor

The Baby’s Dance by Ann Taylor

Dance little baby, dance up high,Never mind baby, mother is by;Crow and caper, caper and crow,There little baby, there you go;Up to the ceiling, down to the ground,Backwards and ...

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A True Story by Ann Taylor

A True Story by Ann Taylor

Little Ann and her mother were walking one dayThrough London's wide city so fair,And business obliged them to go by the wayThat led them through Cavendish Square. And as they ...

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The Cow by Ann Taylor

The Cow by Ann Taylor

Thank you, pretty cow, that madePleasant 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 ...

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Finery by Ann Taylor

Finery by Ann Taylor

IN an elegant frock, trimm'd with beautiful lace,And hair nicely curl'd, hanging over her face,Young Fanny went out to the house of a friend, With a large little party the evening ...

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Learning To Go Alone by Ann Taylor

Learning To Go Alone by Ann Taylor

Come, my darling, come away,Take a pretty walk to-day; Run along, and never fear,I'll take care of baby dear: Up and down with little feet,That's the way to walk, my sweet. Now it ...

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The Field Daisy by Ann Taylor

The Field Daisy by Ann Taylor

I'm a pretty little thing,Always coming with the spring; In the meadows green I'm found,Peeping just above the ground,And my stalk is cover'd flatWith a white and yellow hat. ...

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The Chatterbox by Ann Taylor

The Chatterbox by Ann Taylor

From morning till night it was Lucy's delightTo chatter and talk without stopping: There was not a day but she rattled away, Like water for ever a-dropping. No matter at all if ...

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The Vulgar Little Lady by Ann Taylor

The Vulgar Little Lady by Ann Taylor

"But, mamma, now, " said Charlotte, "pray, don't you believeThat I'm better than Jenny, my nurse? Only see my red shoes, and the lace on my sleeve;Her clothes are a thousand times ...

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Come And Play In The Garden by Ann Taylor

Come And Play In The Garden by Ann Taylor

LITTLE sister, come away, And let us in the garden play,For it is a pleasant day. On the grass-plat let us sit, Or, if you please, we'll play a bit, And run about all over it.But ...

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Mischief by Ann Taylor

Mischief by Ann Taylor

LET those who're fond of idle tricks,Of throwing stones, and hurling bricks,And all that sort of fun,Now hear a tale of idle Jim, That warning they may take by him, Nor do as he ...

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The Little Cripple’s Complaint by Ann Taylor

The Little Cripple’s Complaint by Ann Taylor

I'm a helpless cripple child, Gentle Christians, pity me; Once, in rosy health I smiled, Blithe and gay as you can be, And upon the village greenFirst in every sport was seen. ...

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The Butterfly by Ann Taylor

The Butterfly by Ann Taylor

THE Butterfly, an idle thing,Nor honey makes, nor yet can sing,As do the bee and bird; Nor does it, like the prudent ant, Lay up the grain for times of want,A wise and cautious ...

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My Mother by Ann Taylor

My Mother by Ann Taylor

Who sat and watched my infant headWhen sleeping on my cradle bed,And tears of sweet affection shed?My Mother.When pain and sickness made me cry,Who gazed upon my heavy eye,And ...

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Frances Keeps Her Promise by Ann Taylor

Frances Keeps Her Promise by Ann Taylor

'MY Fanny, I have news to tell, Your diligence quite pleases me; You've work'd so neatly, read so well, With cousin Jane you may take tea. 'But pray remember this, my love, ...

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Careless Mathilda by Ann Taylor

Careless Mathilda by Ann Taylor

'AGAIN, Matilda, is your work undone! Your scissors, where are they? your thimble, gone?Your needles, pins, and thread and tapes all lost; Your housewife here, and there your ...

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About The Little Girl That Beat Her Sister by Ann Taylor

About The Little Girl That Beat Her Sister by Ann Taylor

Go, go, my naughty girl, and kissYour little sister dear; I must not have such things as this,And noisy quarrels here. What! little children scratch and fight,That ought to be so ...

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The Pin by Ann Taylor

The Pin by Ann Taylor

"Dear me! what signifies a pin! I'll leave it on the floor;My pincushion has others in,Mamma has plenty more: A miser will I never be," Said little heedless Emily. So tripping on ...

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Negligent Mary by Ann Taylor

Negligent Mary by Ann Taylor

AH, Mary! what, do you for dolly not care? And why is she left on the floor? Forsaken, and cover'd with dust, I declare; With you I must trust her no more.I thought you were ...

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George And The Chimney-Sweep by Ann Taylor

George And The Chimney-Sweep by Ann Taylor

HIS petticoats now George cast off, For he ws four years old; His trousers were of nankeen stuff, With buttons bright as gold. 'May I, ' said George, 'just go abroad,My pretty ...

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James And The Shoulder Of Mutton by Ann Taylor

James And The Shoulder Of Mutton by Ann Taylor

YOUNG Jem at noon return'd from school, As hungry as could be, He cried to Sue, the servant-maid, 'My dinner give to me. ' Said Sue, 'It is not yet come home;Besides, it is not ...

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The Violet by Ann Taylor

The Violet by Ann Taylor

DOWN in a green and shady bed, A modest violet grew; Its stalk was bent, it hung its headAs if to hide from view.And yet it was a lovely flower, Its colour bright and fair; It ...

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The Washing And Dressing by Ann Taylor

The Washing And Dressing by Ann Taylor

Ah! why will my dear little girl be so cross,And cry, and look sulky, and pout? To lose her sweet smile is a terrible loss,I can't even kiss her without. You say you don't like to ...

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The Apple-Tree by Ann Taylor

The Apple-Tree by Ann Taylor

OLD John had an apple-tree, healthy and green,Which bore the best codlins that ever were seen,So juicy, so mellow, and red;And when they were ripe, he disposed of his store,To ...

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To A Little Girl That Has Told A Lie by Ann Taylor

To A Little Girl That Has Told A Lie by Ann Taylor

AND has my darling told a lie? Did she forget that GOD was by? That GOD, who saw the things she did, From whom no action can be hid;Did she forget that GOD could seeAnd hear, ...

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Greedy Richard by Ann Taylor

Greedy Richard by Ann Taylor

'I THINK I want some pies this morning,' Said Dick, stretching himself and yawning; So down he threw his slate and books,And saunter'd to the pastry-cook's. And there he cast his ...

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Dirty Jim by Ann Taylor

Dirty Jim by Ann Taylor

THERE was one little Jim, 'Tis reported of him, And must be to his lasting disgrace, That he never was seenWith hands at all clean,Nor yet ever clean was his face.His friends were ...

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The Spider by Ann Taylor

The Spider by Ann Taylor

'OH, look at that great ugly spider!' said Ann; And screaming, she brush'd it away with her fan; ''Tis a frightful black creature as ever can be, I wish that it would not come ...

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Washing And Dressing by Ann Taylor

Washing And Dressing by Ann Taylor

AH! why will my dear little girl be so cross,And cry, and look sulky, and pout? To lose her sweet smile is a terrible loss,I can't even kiss her without. You say you don't like to ...

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The Gaudy Flower by Ann Taylor

The Gaudy Flower by Ann Taylor

WHY does my Anna toss her head,And look so scornfully around,As if she scarcely deign'd to treadUpon the daisy-dappled ground? Does fancied beauty fire thine eye, The brilliant ...

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The Good-Natured Girls by Ann Taylor

The Good-Natured Girls by Ann Taylor

TWO good little children, named Mary and Ann, Both happily live, as good girls always can; And though they are not either sullen or mute, They seldom or never are heard to ...

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The Little Negro by Ann Taylor

The Little Negro by Ann Taylor

Ah! the poor little blackamoor, see there he goes,And the blood gushes out from his half frozen toes,And his legs are so thin you may see the very bones,As he goes shiver, shiver, ...

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The Village Green by Ann Taylor

The Village Green by Ann Taylor

ON the cheerful village green, Skirted round with houses small,All the boys and girls are seen,Playing there with hoop and ball.Now they frolic hand in hand,Making many a merry ...

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The Child’s Monitor by Ann Taylor

The Child’s Monitor by Ann Taylor

THE wind blows down the largest tree, And yet the wind I cannot see! Playmates far off, who have been kind, My thought can bring before my mind; The past by it is present brought, ...

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The Boys And The Apple-Tree by Ann Taylor

The Boys And The Apple-Tree by Ann Taylor

As William and Thomas were walking one day, They came by a fine orchard's side: They would rather eat apples than spell, read, or play, And Thomas to William then cried: 'O ...

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