Aunt Kitty's Stories
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The king and queen did eat thereof, And noblemen beside; And what they could not eat that night, The queen next morning fried.

As I went to Bonner, I met a pig, Without a wig, Upon my word and honor.

Pitty Patty Polt, Shoe the wild colt; Here a nail, And there a nail, Pitty Patty Polt.

Brow, brow, brinkie, Eye, eye, winkie, Mouth, mouth, merry, Cheek, Cheek, Cherry, Chin chopper, chin chopper.

Shoe the wild horse, and shoe the grey mare, If the horse wont be shod, let him go bare.

Lady-bird, Lady-bird, Fly away home, Your house is on fire, Your children will burn.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, I caught a hare alive. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, I let her go again.

Hush-a-bye, baby, Daddy is near; Mamma is a lady, And that's very clear.

Cross patch, Draw the latch, Sit by the fire and spin; Take a cup, And drink it up, And call your neighbors in.

Bow-wow-wow, Whose dog art thou? Little Tom Tucker's dog, Bow-wow-wow.

Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty-Dumpty had a great fall; All the king's horses, and all the king's men Cannot put Humpty-Dumpty together again.

The Queen of Hearts She made some tarts, All on a summer's day; The Knave of Hearts, He stole the tarts, And took them clean away.

The King of Hearts Called for the tarts, And beat the Knave full sore; The Knave of Hearts Brought back the tarts, And vow'd he'd Steal no more.

Naughty Willey Bell Fell into the well, Though Mamma told him not to move its cover; For this stubborn little elf Only chose to please himself, Looking in, he turned giddy, and fell over.

But the gardener heard him shout, And with assistance got him out; You never saw a boy in such a mess; In future he will find Mamma he'd better mind, Nor again ever cause her such distress.

The queen of hearts She made some tarts, All on a summer's day; The knave of hearts He stole those tarts, And with them ran away: The king of hearts Call'd for those tarts, And beat the knave full sore; The knave of hearts Brought back those tarts, And said he'd ne'er steal more.

The king of spades He kiss'd the maids, Which vex'd the queen full sore; The queen of spades She beat those maids, And turned them out of door: The knave of spades Grieved for those jades, And did for them implore; The queen so gent, She did relent, And vow'd she'd ne'er strike more.

The king of clubs He often drubs His loving queen and wife; The queen of clubs Returns him snubs, And all is noise and strife: The knave of clubs Gives winks and rubs, And swears he'll take her part; For when our kings Will do such things, They should be made to smart.

The diamond king I fain would sing, And likewise his fair queen; But that the knave, A haughty slave, Must needs step in between: "Good diamond king, With hempen string This haughty knave destroy; Then may your queen, With mind serene, Your royal love enjoy."

To market, to market, a gallop, a trot, To buy some meat to put in the pot; Five cents a quarter, ten cents a side, If it hadn't been killed, it must have died.

The North Wind doth blow, And we shall have snow, And what will poor Robin do then?

He will hop to a barn, And to keep himself warm, Will hide his head under his wing, Poor thing!

Away, pretty Robin, fly home to your nest, To make you my captive I still should like best, And feed you with worms and with bread: Your eyes are so sparkling, your feathers so soft, Your little wings flutter so pretty aloft, And your breast is all cover'd with red.

When I was a little boy, my mother kept me in, Now I am a great boy and fit to serve the king; I can handle a musket, I can smoke a pipe, I can kiss a pretty girl at ten o'clock at night.

Mary had a pretty bird, Feathers bright and yellow, Slender legs, upon my word He was a pretty fellow.

The sweetest notes he always sung, Which much delighted Mary, And often where the cage was hung, She stood to hear Canary.

Miss Jane had a bag, and a mouse was in it, She opened the bag, he was out in a minute, The Cat saw him jump, and run under the table, And the dog said, catch him, puss, soon as you're able.


A is for Ann, who is milking a cow; B is for Benjamin, making a bow. C is for Charlotte, gathering flowers; D 's for Dick, who is one of the mowers. E is for Eliza, feeding a hen; F is for Frank, who is mending his pen. G 's for Georgiana, shooting an arrow; H is for Harry, wheeling a barrow. I 's for Isabella, gathering fruit; J is for John, who is playing the flute. K 's for Kate, who is nursing her dolly; L is for Lawrence, feeding Poor Polly. M is for Maja, learning to draw; N is for Nicholas, with a jackdaw. O 's for Octavius, riding a goat; P 's for Penelope, sailing a boat. Q is for Quintus, armed with a lance; R is for Rachel, learning to dance. S 's for Sarah, talking to the cook; T is for Thomas, reading a book. U 's for Urban, rolling on the green; V 's named Victoria, after the Queen. W is for Walter, flying a kite; X is for Xerxes, a boy of great might. Y 's for Miss Youthful, eating her bread;


Z 's for Zouave, gone to the War.




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