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Daddy Do-Funny's Wisdom Jingles   By: (1856-1917)

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Daddy Do-Funny's Wisdom Jingles by Ruth McEnery Stuart is a delightful collection of playful rhymes and clever verses that will captivate readers of all ages. With its imaginative storytelling and witty wordplay, this book offers a unique and refreshing approach to conveying timeless wisdom.

The author, Ruth McEnery Stuart, demonstrates her mastery of language and rhythm through her expert craftsmanship in each verse. Her use of rhymes and jingles is not only entertaining but also serves as a memorable tool for imparting valuable life lessons. From the importance of kindness to the power of perseverance, each jingle presents a nugget of wisdom in a truly delightful and accessible way.

One of the remarkable aspects of Daddy Do-Funny's Wisdom Jingles is its ability to engage both young readers and adults alike. Children will be enchanted by the whimsical characters and playful language, while adults will appreciate the underlying messages and the skillful use of wordplay. The book's universal themes make it a perfect choice for family reading and discussion, fostering meaningful conversations about values and life lessons.

The illustrations in the book are also worth mentioning, as they add an extra layer of charm and whimsy to the jingles. The vibrant colors and lively depictions perfectly complement the playful nature of the verses, making the reading experience even more enjoyable.

Stuart's Daddy Do-Funny's Wisdom Jingles stands out as a literary gem that not only entertains but also educates. Through its witty and imaginative rhymes, this book offers a unique way to explore important life lessons and values. Whether you are a parent looking for a fun and engaging book for your child or an adult seeking a clever and thought-provoking read, Daddy Do-Funny's Wisdom Jingles is sure to provide an enchanting and memorable experience.

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Copyright, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, by The Century Co.

Published, October, 1913

To the Memory of those faithful brown slave men of the plantations throughout the South, Daddy's contemporaries all, who during the war while their masters were away fighting in a cause opposed to their emancipation, brought their blankets and slept outside their mistresses' doors, thus keeping night watch over otherwise unprotected women and children a faithful guardianship of which the annals of those troublous times record no instance of betrayal.


In presenting a loyal and venerable ex slave as an artless exponent of freedom, freedom of conduct as well as of speech, the author of this trivial volume is perhaps not composing an individual so truly as individualizing a composite, if the expression will pass.

The grizzled brown dispenser of homely admonitions is a figure not unfamiliar to those who have "moved in plantation circles" in the cotton and sugar country, and touched hands with the kindly dark survivors of the old regime.

If the man, Daddy Do funny, was unique as an individual, perhaps in the very fact of an individuality unembarrassed by the limitations of convention, of education and of precedent, he becomes in a sense typical of his people and of his time... Continue reading book >>

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