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A PLAYMATE OF MINE.
MY DEAR SYD.,
If you laugh heartily at the Pictures in this Book, I shall not have labored in vain : If you feel glad that the Rhymes are as you and I remember them, and recognise the few old ones, now printed for the first time, it will add to the satisfaction I shall feel.
When you have looked well at the other Cuts, please not to forget the little children at the corners of the pages; they represent all the different sorts of boys and girls that I could easily call to mind.
OLD NURSK'S BOOK
RHYMES, JINGŁUS AND DITTIES.
A CAT came fiddling out
of a barn, With a pair of bag-pipes un
der her arm; She could sing nothing but
fiddle cum fee, The mouse has married the
humble-bee; Pipe, cat, — dance, mouse, We'll have a wedding at our