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LAMBKINS

POEMS BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

On the grassy banks
Lambkins at their pranks;
Woolly sisters, woolly brothers,
Jumping off their feet,
While their woolly mothers
Watch by them and bleat.

Hark! hark! the dogs bark

Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes Hark! hark! the dogs bark, The beggars are coming to town; Some in rags and some in tags, And some in a silken gown. Some gave them white bread, And some gave them brown, And some...

Story of birth of Kartikeya

Kartikeya, the god of war, and generalissimo of the armies of the gods, though called the younger son of Siva and Parvati, according to most of the Puranic legends, is their son only in the sense that they formed him...

THE BLUE BIRD

A FRENCH FAIRY TALE There was once upon a time a King who was tremendously rich both in money and lands. His wife, the Queen, died, and left him inconsolable. He shut himself up for eight days in a little room, and...

THE GREEN SERPENT

A FRENCH FAIRY TALE There was once upon a time a very great Queen who gave birth to little twin girls. She immediately sent out invitations to twelve fairies in the neighboring countries to come to the feast according...

THE STORY OF THE BIRD FENG

A CHINESE FAIRY TALE I n the Book of the Ten Thousand Wonders there are three hundred and thirty-three stories about the bird called Feng, and this is one of them. Ta-Khai, Prince of Tartary, dreamt one night that he...

THE STORY OF THE ARGO.

CHAPTER I. THE son of Cretheus, Æson, bequeathed the kingdom of Thessaly to his brother Pelias, to keep for Jason, his son, whom he had sent to be taught by Chiron, the wise Centaur. Now when Jason was returning from...

THE STORY OF THE DIVINE COMEDY.

THE HELL. The poet Dante, in the thirty-fifth year of his life, this being the year 1300 A. D., on New Year’s day of the old reckoning, lost his way in a rough and thorny forest, and when he attempted to regain it...

THE STORY OF THE NIBELUNGEN LIED.

In the beautiful city of Worms, in Burgundy, dwelt the maiden Kriemhild, surpassing all others in beauty. Her father, long since dead, was Dancrat; her mother, Uta, and her three brothers,—Günther, Gernot, and...

MY LORD BAG OF RICE

Long, long ago there lived, in Japan a brave warrior known to all as Tawara Toda, or “My Lord Bag of Rice.” His true name was Fujiwara Hidesato, and there is a very interesting story of how he came to change...

THE ADVENTURES OF ODYSSEUS.

I. THE CURSE OF POLYPHEMUS. Of all the heroes that wandered far and wide before they came to their homes again after the fall of Troy, none suffered so many hardships as Odysseus. There was, indeed, one other man whose...

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