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The Keepsake

or, Poems and Pictures for Childhood and Youth

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1818
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,270 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 639
Added to site: 2007.11.13
mnybks.net#: 19011
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Poetry
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[Illustration: _to follow pa. 26_

_Autumn_]

[Illustration: _to follow Plate of Autumn_

_Winter_]

These shall be our winter store,
When Christmas holidays are come;
Then round the fire we'll social be,
And give our happy playmates some.

WINTER.

Howling through the leafless trees,
Winter calls his northern breeze.
Do no flow'rets dare appear,
In this season of the year?
Yes, amidst the wintry scene,
The daisy's lowly gem is seen;
And tho' it boasts no varied dyes,
The Christmas-rose a charm supplies.
Then through the frost and through the snow,
In a merry group we'll go,
Take our sledges and our skates,
Winter ne'er for sluggards waits.
We'll throw the snow-balls far and wide,
Beneath the mountain's hoary side;
Or build a giant tall and strong,
With shoulders broad, and limbs as long,
As Gog and Magog in Guildhall;
There it shall tower above us all,
Till sun an

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