In making this little collection, my aim has been to bring together rhymes old and new, which for the greater part are not included in other books for the nursery or schoolroom.
Winter is known by frost and snow,
To all the little girls and boys;
But it's enough for me to know,
I get no greens except savoys.
HUSH YE, MY BAIRNIE
_From the Gaelic._
Hush ye, my bairnie, my bonnie wee laddie;
When ye're a man ye shall follow yer daddie;
Lift me a coo, and a goat, and a wether,
Bringing them hame tae yer mammie thegither.
Hush ye, my bairnie, my bonnie wee lammie;
Routh o' guid things ye shall bring tae yer mammie;
Hare frae the meadow, and deer frae the mountain,
Grouse frae the muirlan', and trout frae the fountain.
Hush ye, my bairnie, my bonnie wee dearie;
Sleep! come and close the een, heavie and wearie;
Closed are the wearie een, rest ye are takin',
Soun' be your sleepin', and bright be yer wakin'.
THE WEE CROODLEN DOO
"Where hae ye been a' the day,
My little wee c