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Verses for Children

Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing

Book Overview: 

This is a volume of verses by JHG Ewing. Ms. Ewing was best known as an author of short stories and fairy tales, but this is a volume of rhymes for children.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .But never mind, for we'll ask Mamma if we may have a real Dolls' Wash of our own instead.
Mamma says we may on one condition, to which we agree;
We're to really wash the dolls' clothes, and make them just what clean clothes should be.
[43] She says we must wash them thoroughly, which of course we intend to do,
We mean to rub, wring, dry, mangle, starch, iron, and air them too.
A regular wash must be splendid fun, and everybody knows
That any one in the world can wash out a few dirty clothes.
Well, we've had the Dolls' Wash, but it's only pretty good fun.
We're glad we've had it, you know, but we're gladder still that it's done.
As we wanted to have as big a wash as we could, we collected everything we could muster,
From the dolls' bed dimity hangings to Victoria's dress, which I'd used as a duster.
It was going to the wash, and Mary and I were house-maids—fancy house-maids, I mean—
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Community Reviews

Victorian children's poetry that is sometimes thoughtlessly racist (as "A Soldier's Children"), but also has magical and charming poems like "The Poet and the Brook".