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Come Lasses and Lads   By: (1846-1886)

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Come Lasses and Lads by Randolph Caldecott is a delightful children's book that takes readers on a whimsical adventure filled with colorful illustrations and engaging storytelling. While the absence of a title makes it difficult to specifically reference the book, the content itself is certain to captivate young readers and adults alike.

Caldecott's artistic talents shine through in this collection of lively illustrations that beautifully complement the rhymes. Each page is a visual feast, with vibrant colors and intricate details that will enchant children. From bustling street scenes to playful animals, Caldecott's illustrations breathe life into the story, immersing readers in a world of imagination.

The text, although scarce in length, is rich in charm and rhythm. The rhymes effortlessly flow from page to page, making it an engaging read-aloud experience. Children will delight in the catchy verse, which invites them to sing and dance along with the characters. The simplicity and repetition of words also make it an excellent book for early readers to practice their skills.

One of the highlights of Come Lasses and Lads is its enduring theme of community and togetherness. The book celebrates the joy of friendship and camaraderie, emphasizing the importance of shared experiences and support. Through various vignettes, Caldecott showcases characters from different walks of life, illustrating how their unity creates a stronger and more vibrant society.

Despite the book's age, having been published in the late 19th century, the universal themes it explores remain relevant today. It offers a valuable lesson about the power of unity and the beauty of diversity, encouraging readers to appreciate the differences around them and find common ground.

In conclusion, Come Lasses and Lads by Randolph Caldecott is a timeless treasure that beautifully combines stunning artwork with delightful storytelling. Its lack of a specific title does not diminish the enchantment that awaits readers within its pages. This book will undoubtedly ignite the imaginations of young and old alike, fostering a love for literature and inspiring appreciation for the magic of illustration.

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Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.




[Illustration: COME LASSES AND LADS]


Come Lasses and Lads, get leave of your Dads,


And away to the May pole hey:


For every he Has got him a she, with a minstrel standing by.


For WILLY has gotten his JILL, And JOHNNY has got his JONE, To jigg it, jigg it, jigg it, jigg it, Jigg it up and down.



"Strike up," says WATT; "Agreed," says KATE, "And I prithee, Fiddler, play;" "Content," says HODGE, and so says MADGE, For this is a Holiday! Then every man did put his hat off to his lass, And every girl did curchy, curchy, curchy on the grass.


"Begin," says HALL; "Ay, ay," says MALL, "We'll lead up Packington's pound:" "No, no," says NOLL, and so says DOLL, "We'll first have Sellenger's round."

Then every man began to foot it round about, And every girl did jet it, Jet it, jet it in and out.



"You're out," says DICK; "Not I," says NICK. "The Fiddler played it false;" "'Tis true," says HUGH, and so says SUE, And so says nimble ALICE... Continue reading book >>

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