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The Fireside Picture Alphabet or Humour and Droll Moral Tales; or Words & their Meanings Illustrated   By: (1815-1875)

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FIRE SIDE

PICTURE ALPHABET

OF HUMOUR AND DROLL MORAL TALES OR WORDS & THEIR MEANINGS ILLUSTRATED

BOSTON

MAYHEW & BAKER. 208 WASHINGTON ST.

MAYHEW & BAKER,

208 Washington St., Boston,

Publish the following list of new and beautiful Illustrated Juveniles, for Children:

KING JOLLYBOY'S

ROYAL STORY BOOK,

FOR

LITTLE FOLKS.

Large Quarto, printed in red and black, on thick, heavy paper, and unsurpassed for style of printing by any American publication. New and delightful moral stories, with comic Illustrations.

PRICE 50 CENTS.

A COMPANION TO "FIVE LITTLE PIGS."

THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES

OF

THE LITTLE MAN AND HIS LITTLE GUN.

There was a Little Man, and he had a little gun, And the bullets were made of lead, lead, lead; He went to the brook, and he shot a little duck, And he hit her right through the head, head, head.

With New and Original Comic Illustrations, Music, &c.

MAYHEW AND BAKER, 208 WASHINGTON STREET,

AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.

AMUSEMENT FOR CHILDREN.

HOME PASTIMES,

OR THE CHILD'S OWN TOY MAKER.

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BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED IN COLORS, ON THICK PASTEBOARD,

With full directions to cut out and paste together, making an assortment of Wheelbarrows, Cabs, Railway Cars, Carriages, Windmills, &c., that can be made to move. Now ready,

No. 1. Charlie's Wheelbarrow. No. 3. Miss Hattie's French Bedstead. No. 2. Frank's Sledge. No. 4. Tom Thumb's Carriage.

NEW TOYS IN PREPARATION.

A MANUAL OF CRICKET AND BASE BALL,

Illustrated with Plans for Laying out the Grounds and forming Clubs, to which are added Rules and Regulations for Cricket, adopted by the

MARYLEBONE CLUB.

Also, Rules and Regulations which govern several Base Ball Clubs.

PRICE 25 CENTS.

Sent by Mail, Prepaid, on receipt of the Price in Stamps.

MAYHEW AND BAKER, 208 WASHINGTON STREET,

AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by MAYHEW & BAKER, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

PRINTED BY ALFRED MUDGE & SON,

No. 34 School St., opp. City Hall, Boston.

ENGRAVED BY JOHN ANDREW

[Illustration: LAUGH AND LEARN]

THE

FIRESIDE

PICTURE ALPHABET.

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BOSTON: MAYHEW & BAKER, 208 WASHINGTON STREET.

POETICAL PREFACE

TO THE

FIRESIDE PICTURE ALPHABET.

TO PRECEPTORS.

With learning may laughter be found; "'Tis good to be merry and wise;" To gayly get over the ground, As higher and higher we rise.

Some children their letters may learn, While others will surely do more, As the subjects suggestively turn To matters not thought of before.

Descriptions and pictures combined Are here made attractive and clear; So suited that children may find From error the truth to appear.

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A a.

ABLUTION, The Act of Cleansing .

The little sweep has washed his face, But not as we advise; For black as soot he's made the soap, And rubbed it in his eyes.

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B b.

BARTER, Exchange .

Here's Master Mack presenting fruit, Of which he makes display; He knows he'll soon have Lucy's rope, And with it skip away.

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C c.

CATASTROPHE, a Final Event , ( generally unhappy .)

"O, here's a sad catastrophe!" Was Mrs. Blossom's cry; Then "Water! water! bring to me Or all my fish will die... Continue reading book >>




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