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THE LITTLE BOY'S GOOD NIGHT.

The sun is hidden from our sight,

The birds are sleeping sound; 'Tis time to say to all, “Good night!”

And give a kiss all round.

Good night! my father, mother dear,

Now kiss your little son; Good night! my friends, both far and near,

Good night to every one.

Good night! ye merry, merry birds,

Sleep well till morning light; Perhaps if you could sing in words,

You would have said, "Good night!"

To all my pretty flowers, good night!

You blossom while I sleep;
And all the stars that shine so bright,

With you their watches keep.

The moon is lighting up the skies,

The stars are sparkling there; 'Tis time to shut our weary eyes, And say our evening prayer.

ELIZA LEE FOLLEŇ.

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WHO STOLE THE BIRD'S NEST ?
TO-WHIT! to-whit! to-whee!
Will
you

listen to me? Who stole four eggs I laid, And the nice nest I made ?

Not I, said the cow,

moo-00 !
Such a thing I'd never do;
I gave you a whisp of hay,
But didn't take

your
nest

away.
Not I, said the cow, moo-oo !
Such a thing I'd never do.
Bob-o-link! Bob-o-link!
Now, what do you think?
Who stole a nest away
From the plum-tree to-day?

C

Not I, said the dog, bow-wow!
I wouldn't be so mean,

I

VOW; I gave the hairs the nest to make, But the nest I did not take. Not I, said the dog, bow-wow! I wouldn't be so mean, I vow.

To-whit! to-whit! to-whee!
Will you listen to me?
Who stole four eggs I laid,
And the nice nest I made ?

Bob-o-link! Bob-o-link !
Now, what do you think?
Who stole a nest away
From the plum-tree to-day P

Coo, coo! Coo, coo! Coo, coo!
Let me speak a word too.
Who stole that pretty nest
From little Robin Redbreast ?

bird so ;

Not I, said the sheep ; oh, no!
I wouldn't treat a poor
I gave the wool the nest to line,
But the nest was none of mine.
Baa, baa, said the sheep; oh, no!
I wouldn't treat a poor bird so.

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Coo, coo! Coo, coo! Coo, coo!
Let me speak a word too.
Who stole that pretty nest
From little Robin Redbreast?

Caw, caw! cried the crow, I should like to know What thief took

away A bird's-nest to-day ?

Chuck, chuck! said the hen,
Don't ask me again;
Why, I haven't a chick
Would do such a trick.
We all gave her a feather,
And she wove them together;
I'd scorn to intrude
On her and her brood.
Chuck, chuck! said the hen,
Don't ask me again.
Chirr-a-whirr! chirr-a-wbirr!
We will make a great stir!
Let us find out his name,

And all cry, for shame !
"I would not rob a bird,"

Said Little Mary Green; “I think I never heard

Of anything so mean." “ 'Tis very cruel, too,

Said Little Alice Neal ; " I wonder if he knew

How sad the bird would feel ?
A little boy hung down his head,
And went and hid behind the bed;
For he stole that pretty nest
From little Robin Redbreast;
And he felt so full of shame,
He did not like to tell his name.

HYMNS AND RAYMES.

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