Saturday, June 16, 2012

Don't Wake the Baby

Crumbs from a Poor Man's Table, 1868

Don't Wake the Baby

Baby sleeps, so we must tread
Softly round her little bed, 
And be careful that our toys
Do not fall and make a noise. 

We must not talk, but whisper low, 
Mother wants to work, we know, 
That, when father comes to tea, 
All may neat and cheerful be.

-McGuffey's Second Eclectic Reader
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