A SCHOOL SONG, If fingers and eyes grow weary. And your patience sometimes fails When up and down the keyboard You practice the tiresome scales, Remember that Bach and Mozart, And Strauss and Schumann, too. Once on a time .were little. And practised the scales like you. If you often forgot the rivers. And the bays will slip your mind. And lakes and valleys, and islands On the atlas are hard to find, Remember the men of learning Who out of their knowledge drew Those maps of the world once studied Geography books like you. —— WHICH ONE WAS KEPT. There were two little kittens, a black an'd a grey, And gi’andmama said with a frown: "It will never do to keep them both. The black one we’d better drown." "Don’t cry, my dear," to tiny Bess, "One kitten’s enough to keep ; Now, run to nurse, for ’tis growing late, And time you were fast asleep." The morrow dawned, and rosy and sweet. Came little Bess from her nap ;■ The nurse said, “Go into mamma's room, And look in grandma's lap." "Come here," said grandmama, with a smile, From the rocking-chair where aha sat ; "God has sent you two little sisters. Now, what do you think of that?" Bess looked at the babies a moment,! With their wee heads, yellow and brown, 'And then to grandmama soberly said : "Which one are you going to drown ?" ;—From "Good Health," by LILLIAN STREET.
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Young Folks., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 47, 19 January 1907
Young Folks. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 47, 19 January 1907
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