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ONE FOOT UP AND ONE FOOT DOWN AND THAT'S THE WAY TO

[Illustration: London Town]

LONDON TOWN

COME CHILDREN ALL, BOTH GREAT AND SMALL, WITH EAGER EYE AND EAR, WHO DWELL AFAR OR NEAR IN HOPE THAT SOME DAY YOU'LL CONTRIVE TO VIEW GREAT LONDON'S BUSY HIVE, AND HEAR THE MIGHTY HUM OF BEES AT WORK ALIKE IN SUN OR SHOWER, WHILE BUTTERFLIES BENEATH THE TREES FLIT IDLY BY FROM FLOWER TO FLOWER IN PARKS AND GARDENS BRIGHT AND GAY: COME, CLIMB SAINT PAUL'S WITH US TO DAY, AND WITH THIS BOOK IN HAND, UPON THE DOME WE'LL STAND, AND THENCE LOOK DOWN O'ER LONDON TOWN.

London Town

Designed and Illustrated by

Thos. Crane & Ellen Houghton

LONDON BELFAST MARCUS WARD & CO NEW YORK

[Illustration: PRINTED AND BOUND BY MARCUS WARD & CO. LONDON BELFAST]

Verses by

Felix Leigh

CONTENTS

THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL

Page THE TOWER OF LONDON 8, 9, 10, 11 THE OMNIBUS 12 THE PENNY ICE MAN 13 COVENT GARDEN 14, 15 THE PENNY TOY MAN 16 THE ORANGE GIRL 17 THE FIRST OF MAY 18 ST. JAMES' PARK 19, 20 WESTMINSTER ABBEY 21, 22, 23 CHARITY GIRLS 24 THE BRITISH MUSEUM 25, 26, 27 THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY 28, 29 THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 30, 31, 32 THE MILK WOMAN 33 THE MUFFIN MAN 34 THE SHOEBLACKS 35 CHRIST'S HOSPITAL 36, 37 GUILDHALL GOG AND MAGOG 38, 39 THE CAT'S MEAT MAN 40 THE NIGHT WATCH 41 THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL 42, 43 THE FLOWER WOMAN 44 CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE 45 THE CHESTNUT WOMAN 46 THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER 47 THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 48 THE HAPPY FAMILY 49 THE CROSSING SWEEPER 50 PUNCH AND JUDY 51 THE LOWTHER ARCADE 52, 53 THE DUSTMAN IS COMING 54, 55

GOOD BYE

The Tower of London

Among the sights of London Town Which little visitors wish to view, The Tower stands first, and its great renown Has, you will notice, attracted Prue.

At a well known spot, to Miss Prue's surprise, Some fine old ravens are strutting about. If upon the picture a glance you cast, You will know the ravens next time, no doubt.

The red coated guard who's watching here Is called a Beefeater fancy that! And Prue discovers, as she draws near, A child by his side who is round and fat.

"Father and Mother, pray come here," In tones so pleasant, laughs lively Prue: "You've shown me things that are odd and queer, A Beefeater's baby I'll show you !"

The Tower

Prue has wandered high and wandered low Through Norman chapel and dungeon cell; The grand Crown Jewels that sparkle so, And the Traitor's Gate, she has seen as well.

She has looked from the walls on the River, too, And spent in the Armouries nearly an hour: Ah! holiday folks like our Miss Prue Enjoy themselves when they come to the Tower!

But the Tower was a prison, in days of old, And few who got into it ever came out, Though now we can visit the grim stronghold Any day of the week, without fear or doubt.

The Omnibus

Every day along the streets of mighty London Town Nine hundred omnibuses rumble up and down. When you're tired of walking, call "Hi! Conductor, stop!" And he'll give you such a jolly ride, for twopence, on the top.

Sometimes by the 'bus's side small boys will run a mile, Turning round just like the wheels, and hungry all the while: "We've not had any breakfast, won't you toss us down a brown?" That's what they call a penny in the streets of London Town... Continue reading book >>




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