10 of the best book quotes from Cole's Funny Picture Book
“Once I knew a little girl,
Who wouldn’t go to bed,
And in the morning always had
A very sleepy head.
At night she’d stop up on the stairs,
And hold the railings tight
Then with a puff she’d try to blow
Out Mary Ann’s rushlight.
The bed at last they tuck’d her in.
The light she vowed to keep;
Left in the dark she roar’d and cried;
Till tired she went to sleep.”
“Oh! anger is an evil thing
And spoils the fairest face;
It cometh like a rainy cloud
Upon a sunny place.
One angry moment often does
What we repent for years:
It works the wrong we ne’re make right
By sorrow or tears.”
“Hush-a-bye baby, on the tree top,
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock;
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall;
Down will come baby, bough, cradle and all.
Hush-a-bye baby, Daddy is near;
Mammy’s a lady, and that’s very clear.”
“Let dogs delight to bark and bite.
For God hath made them so;
Let bears and lions growl and fight:
For ‘tis their nature to.
But children you should never let
Such angry passions rise;
Your little hands were never made
To tear each others eyes.”
“Hushy, baby, my dolly.
I pray you don’t cry,
And I’ll give you some bread
And some milk by and by;
Or perhaps you like custard,
Or maybe a tart, -
Then to either you’re welcome.
With all my whole heart.”
“With these three little girls and two little boys
There is sure to be plenty of laughter and noise;
But nobody minds it, because don’t you see,
At school they are quiet with lessons they say -
But when holidays come they can play the whole day.”
“Books should be found in every house
To form and feed the mind;
They are the best of luxuries
‘Tis possible to find.
For all the books in all the world
Are man’s greatest treasure;
They make him wish, and bring to him
His best, his choicest pleasure.”
“Three little pussies,
All in a row,
Ranged on a table,
Two down below.
Five little pussies
Dressed all in silk,
Waiting for sugar,
Waiting for milk.
Dear little pussies,
If you would thrive,
Breakfast at nine o’clock,
Take tea at five.”