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A Child's Garden of Verses
written by "Kirk, Maria Louise, 1860-"
...e sea came up, Till it could come no more. [19] IV YOUNG NIGHT THOUGHT ALL night long and every night, When my mamma puts out the light, I see the people marching by, As plain as day, before my eye. Armies and emperors and kings, All carrying different kinds of things, And marching in so grand a way, [20]You never saw the like by day. So fine a show was never seen, At the great circus on the green; For every kind of beast and man Is marching in that caravan. At first they move a little slow, But still the faster on they go, And still beside them close I keep Until we reach the town of Sleep. [21] V WHOLE DUTY OF CHILDREN A CHILD should always say what's true And speak when he is spoken to, And behave mannerly at table; At least as far as he is able. [22] VI RAIN THE rain is raining all around, It falls on field and tree, It rains on the umbrellas here, And on the ships at sea. Pirate Story Three of us aboard in the basket on the lea [23] VII PIRATE STORY THREE of us afloat in the meadow by the swing, Three of us aboard in the basket on the lea. Winds are in the air, they are blowing in the spring, And waves are on the meadow like the waves there are at sea. Where shall we adventure, to-day that we're afloat, Wary of the weather and steering by a star? Shall it be to Africa, a-steering of the boat, [24]To Providence, or Babylon, or off to Malabar? Hi! but here's a squadron a-rowing on the sea— Cattle on the meadow a-charging with a roar! Quick, and we'll escape them, they're as mad as they can be, The wicket is the harbour and the garden is the shore. [25] VIII FOREIGN LANDS UP into the cherry tree Who should climb but little me? I held the trunk with both my hands And looked abroad on foreign lands. I saw the next door garden lie, Adorned with flowers, before my eye, And many pleasant places ...

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