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Old man and his ass 1840

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  THE OLD MAN &HIS ASS
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THE UNIVERSITY OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA
LIBRARY
THE ARKLEY COLLECTION
OF
EARLY & HISTORICAL
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
In days long since gone,
An old man and his son,
Went to market an ass for to sell;
Bnt they got abus'd
As their own legs they ns'cl,
While Jack, he went lightly and well.
 The boy, then he mounted,
And in idea counted,
The money he hop'd soon to hold:
When he got revil'd
As an unfeeling child,
"That his father should walk and so old.
The boy then got off
To silence the scoff,
And the father got up in his stead,
But the folks did him scold,
As lazy and old,
As the boy's feet were crippled and bled.
 Now both on the beast,
They thought that at least,
They should please every one that went by:
But all said at length,
You have the most strength,
And could carry the ass if you'd try.
They allighted in haste,
And Jack's legs they made fast,
Determin'd to please all the elves,
And safe in the town
To set their load down,
Instead of being carried themselves.
 They proceeded along,
Amid the rude throng,
Who assail'd them on every side,
And call'd them both knaves,
Thus to make themselves slaves,
As to carry the'r Donkey thev   ied.
Jack look'd very droll,
When tied to a pole,
As over the bridge they him bore;
But he broke from their hold,
In the river he roll'd,
And never was seen any more.
 The poor man and his son,
When the mischief was done,
Many sighs, many tears, did let fall;
And found to their cost,
That their ass they had lost,
In the fruitless attempt to please all.
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LIST OF BOOKS IN THIS SERIES.
1—The History of Cinderella.
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2—-The History of Tom Thumb.
3 —Hare and many Friends.
4—Entertaining Views.
5—Robinson Crusoe.
6—Jack the Giant Killer.
7—Little Red Riding Hood.
8—Scenes from Nature.
9—-Dame Trot.
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10—Mother Hubbard.
11—Capitals of Europe.
12—The House that Jack built.
13—Death & Burial of Cock Robin.
14—Cock Robin and Jenny Wren.
15—Old Man and his Ass.
16—Peter Brown.
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Yorkshire J. S. Publishing & Stationery Co., Limited.

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