It has been my object, in writing the following Little Songs forLittle Boys and Girls, to endeavor to catch something of that good-humored pleasantry, that musical nonsense, which makes Mother Gooseso attractive to children of all ages.
He cried, for what?
O, I've forgot;
Perhaps you had better ask Fido.
Fiddledee diddledee dido,
The dog ran off to hide, O;
He'll bark and squeak,
But never speak--
There's no use in asking Fido.
THE STARS AND THE BABIES.
When the stars go to sleep,
The babies awake,
And they prattle and sparkle all day;
Then the stars light their lamps,
And their playtime they take,
While the babies are sleeping away.
So good night, little baby,
And shut up your eyes;
Let the stars now have their turn at play;
They soon will begin
To shoot through the skies,
And dance in the bright milky way.
No, no, my dear nurse,
I cannot go to sleep;
Since you've put the thought into my head,
Let us have with the stars
One game at bo-peep;
Then good night, and a kiss, and to bed.
KITTY IN THE BASKET.
"Where is my little basket gone?"
Said Charlie boy one day;
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