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HERE was a little guinea pig,
Who, being little, was not big ;
He always walked upon his feet,
And never fasted when he ate.

When from a place he ran away,
He never at that place did stay;
And while he ran, as I am told,
He ne'er stood still for young or old.

He often squeaked, and sometimes vi'lent,
And when he squeaked he ne'er was silent;
Though ne'er instructed by a cat,
He knew a mouse was not a rat.

One day, as I am certified,
He took a whim, and fairly died ;
And, as I'm told by men of sense,
He never has been living since.

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THE SHORT COURTSHIP. 函。

CRE comes a lusty wooer,

My a dildin, my a dildin;
Here comes a lusty wooer,

Lily bright and shine a'.
· Pray, who do you woo?"

My a dildin, my a dildin;
Pray, who do you woo?

Lily bright and shine a'.
"For your fairest daughter,"

My a dildin, my a dildin; "For your fairest daughter,"

Lily bright and shine a'. “ Then there she is for you,"

My a dildin, my a dildin; “ Then there she is for you,"

Lily bright and shine a'.

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THE OLD WOMAN, THE PEDLAR,

AND THE LITTLE DOG.

THERE was an old woman, as I've heard tell,
She went to the market her eggs for to sell ;
She went to the market, all on a market-day,
And she fell asleep on the king's highway.
There came by a pedlar, whose name was Stout,
He cut her petticoats round about;
He cut her petticoats up to the knees,
Which made the old woman to shiver and freeze.

THE OLD WOMAN.

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When this old woman first did wake,
She began to shiver, and she began to shake;
She began to wonder, and she began to cry--
"Lawk a mercy on me, this is none of I!"
“But if it be I, as I do hope it be,
I've a little dog at home, and he'll know me;
If it be I, he'll wag his little tail,
And if it be not I, he'll loudly bark and wail.”
Home went the little woman, all in the dark,
Up got the little dog, and he began to bark;
He began to bark, so she began to cry-
"Lawk

a mercy on me, this can't be I !"

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A CRUEL FLY CATCHING CHILDREN ON THE WINDOW-YANES.

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THERE were two birds sat on a stone,

Fa, la, la; la, lal, de ;
One flew away, and then there was one,

Fa, la, la; la, lal, de;
The other flew after, and then there was none,

Fa, la, la; la, lal, de;
And so the poor stone was left all alone,

Fa, la, la, la, lal, de.

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