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SONGS FOR THE NURSERY.
The three little kittens washed their mittens, And hung them out to dry. " 0 mother dear, Do you not hear That we have washed our mittens T" " Washed your mittens ! Oh, you're good kittens! But I smell a rat close by."
Hush ! hush ! mee-ow, mee-ow ! We smell a rat close by.
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow!
THE DOG AND THE CAT.�THE DUCK AND THE RAT.
Once on a time, in rainy weather,
A dog and a cat,
A duck and a rat, All met in a barn together.
The dog he barked,
The duck she quacked, The cat she humped up her back;
The rat he squeaked,
And off he sneaked Straight into a nice large crack.
The little dog said (and he looked very wise),
" I think, Mrs. Puss,
You make a great fuss, With your back and your great green eyes;
And you, Madam Duck,
You waddle and cluck, Till it gives one the fidgets to hear you.
You had better run off
To the old pig's trough, Where none but the pigs, ma'am, are near you."
The duck was good-natured, and she ran away;
But old Pussy-cat,
With her back up, sat, And said she intended to stay;
And she showed him her paws,
With her long, sharp claws, So the dog was afraid to come near;
For Puss, if she pleases,
When a little dog teases, Can give him a box on the ear.
OFF TO THE WAR.
Mks. Charles Heaton.
Come, saddle and bridle my gallant roan steed!
Give him a mouthful of hay. Sweet hostler, I hope he has had a good feed
Of beans and oats to-day!
Now give him his head! Good-bye, my love!
My groom jumps up behind; Then off we go at a galloping pace,
Outstripping far the wind!
Away ! away ! over hill and plain !
A rider bold am I. You can not throw me off, old horse,
However much you try!
Away ! away ! we still gallop on.
I hear the cannon's roar! My good broadsword I brandish high�
We're o»ff unto the war.