Home
  By Author [ A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z |  Other Symbols ]
  By Title [ A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z |  Other Symbols ]
  By Language
all Classics books content using ISYS

Download this book: [ ASCII | HTML | PDF ]

Look for this book on Amazon


We have new books nearly every day.
If you would like a news letter once a week or once a month
fill out this form and we will give you a summary of the books for that week or month by email.

´╗┐Title: Fire-Side Picture Alphabet - or Humour and Droll Moral Tales; or Words & their Meanings Illustrated
Author: Various
Language: English
As this book started as an ASCII text book there are no pictures available.
Copyright Status: Not copyrighted in the United States. If you live elsewhere check the laws of your country before downloading this ebook. See comments about copyright issues at end of book.

*** Start of this Doctrine Publishing Corporation Digital Book "Fire-Side Picture Alphabet - or Humour and Droll Moral Tales; or Words & their Meanings Illustrated" ***

This book is indexed by ISYS Web Indexing system to allow the reader find any word or number within the document.



[Illustration]

FIRE-SIDE

PICTURE ALPHABET

OF HUMOUR AND DROLL MORAL TALES
OR WORDS & THEIR MEANINGS ILLUSTRATED

BOSTON

MAYHEW & BAKER.
208 WASHINGTON ST.

       *       *       *       *       *


MAYHEW & BAKER,

208 Washington St., Boston,

Publish the following list of new and beautiful Illustrated Juveniles,
for Children:

KING JOLLYBOY'S

ROYAL STORY BOOK,

FOR

LITTLE FOLKS.

Large Quarto, printed in red and black, on thick, heavy paper, and
unsurpassed for style of printing by any American publication. New and
delightful moral stories, with comic Illustrations.

PRICE 50 CENTS.

       *       *       *       *       *

A COMPANION TO "FIVE LITTLE PIGS."

       *       *       *       *       *

THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES

OF

THE LITTLE MAN AND HIS LITTLE GUN.

  There was a Little Man, and he had a little gun,
    And the bullets were made of lead, lead, lead;
  He went to the brook, and he shot a little duck,
    And he hit her right through the head, head, head.

With New and Original Comic Illustrations, Music, &c.

       *       *       *       *       *

MAYHEW AND BAKER, 208 WASHINGTON STREET,

AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.

       *       *       *       *       *


AMUSEMENT FOR CHILDREN.

       *       *       *       *       *

HOME PASTIMES,

OR THE CHILD'S OWN TOY MAKER.

[Illustration]

BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED IN COLORS, ON THICK PASTEBOARD,

With full directions to cut out and paste together, making an
assortment of Wheelbarrows, Cabs, Railway Cars, Carriages, Windmills,
&c., that can be made to move. Now ready,

No. 1. Charlie's Wheelbarrow.      No. 3. Miss Hattie's French Bedstead.
No. 2. Frank's Sledge.             No. 4. Tom Thumb's Carriage.

NEW TOYS IN PREPARATION.

       *       *       *       *       *

A MANUAL OF CRICKET AND BASE BALL,

Illustrated with Plans for Laying out the Grounds and forming Clubs,
to which are added Rules and Regulations for Cricket, adopted by the

MARYLEBONE CLUB.

Also, Rules and Regulations which govern several Base Ball Clubs.

PRICE 25 CENTS.

Sent by Mail, Prepaid, on receipt of the Price in Stamps.

       *       *       *       *       *

MAYHEW AND BAKER, 208 WASHINGTON STREET,

AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.

       *       *       *       *       *


Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by MAYHEW &
BAKER, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of
Massachusetts.

PRINTED BY ALFRED MUDGE & SON,

_No. 34 School St., opp. City Hall, Boston._

       *       *       *       *       *

ENGRAVED BY JOHN ANDREW

       *       *       *       *       *



[Illustration: LAUGH AND LEARN]

       *       *       *       *       *



THE

FIRESIDE

PICTURE ALPHABET.

[Illustration]

BOSTON:
MAYHEW & BAKER,
208 WASHINGTON STREET.

       *       *       *       *       *



POETICAL PREFACE

TO THE

FIRESIDE PICTURE ALPHABET.

       *       *       *       *       *


TO PRECEPTORS.

  With learning may laughter be found;
    "'Tis good to be merry and wise;"
  To gayly get over the ground,
    As higher and higher we rise.

  Some children their letters may learn,
    While others will surely do more,
  As the subjects suggestively turn
    To matters not thought of before.

  Descriptions and pictures combined
    Are here made attractive and clear;
  So suited that children may find
    From error the truth to appear.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


A a.

ABLUTION, _The Act of Cleansing_.

  The little sweep has washed his face,
    But not as we advise;
  For black as soot he's made the soap,
   And rubbed it in his eyes.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


B b.

BARTER, _Exchange_.

  Here's Master Mack presenting fruit,
    Of which he makes display;
  He knows he'll soon have Lucy's rope,
    And with it skip away.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


C c.

CATASTROPHE, _a Final Event_, (_generally unhappy_.)

  "O, here's a sad catastrophe!"
    Was Mrs. Blossom's cry;
  Then--"Water! water! bring to me--
    Or all my fish will die."

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


D d.

DELIGHTFUL, _Pleasant_, _Charming_.

  These boys are bathing in the stream
    When they should be at school;
  The master's coming round to see
    Who disregards his rule.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


E e.

ECCENTRICITY, _Irregularity_, _Strangeness_.

  We often see things seeming strange;
    But scarce so strange as this:--
  Here every thing is mis-applied,
    Here every change amiss.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


F f.

FRAUD, _Deceit_, _Trick_, _Artifice_, _Cheat_.

  Here is Pat Murphy, fast asleep,
    And there is Neddy Bray;
  The thief a watchful eye doth keep
    Until he gets away.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


G g.

GENIUS, _Mental Power_, _Faculty_.

  A little boy with little slate
    May sometimes make more clear
  The little thoughts that he would state
    Than can by words appear.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


H h.

HORROR, _Terror_, _Dread_.

  This little, harmless speckled frog
    Seems Lady Townsend's dread;
  I fear she'll run away and cry,
    And hide her silly head.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


I i. J j.

ICHABOD AT THE JAM.

ICHABOD, _a Christian Name_.

JAM, _a Conserve of Fruits_.

  Enough is good, excess is bad;
    Yet Ichabod, you see,
  Will with the jam his stomach cram,
    Until they disagree.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


K k.

KNOWING, _Conscious_, _Intelligent_.

  Tho' horses know both beans and corn,
    And snuff them in the wind,
  They also all know Jemmy Small,
    And what he holds behind.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


L l.

LUCKY, _Fortunate_, _Happy by Chance_.

  We must admire, in Lovebook's case,
    The prompt decision made,
  As he could not have gained the wood
    If time had been delayed.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


M m.

MIMIC, _Imitative_, _Burlesque_.

  The Gentleman, who struts so fine,
    Unconscious seems to be
  Of imitation by the boy
    Who has the street-door key.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


N n.

NEGLIGENCE, _Heedlessness_, _Carelessness_.

  The character Tom Slowboy bears
    Would much against him tell,
  For any work that's wanted done,
    Or even play done well.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


O o.

OBSTINACY, _Stubbornness_, _Waywardness_.

  The obstinacy of the pig
    Is nature--as you see;
  But boys and girls who have a mind
    Should never stubborn be.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


P p.

PETS, _Favorites_, _Spoilt Fondlings_.

  Some people say that Aunty Gray
    To animals is kind;
  We think, instead, they are over fed,
    And kept too much confined.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


Q q.

QUANDARY, _A Doubt_, _a Difficulty_.

  Dame Partlett's in difficulty,
    And looks around with doubt;
  Let's hope, as she some way got in,
    She may some way get out.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


R r.

RIVALRY, _Competition_, _Emulation_.

  In every competition prize
    This should be kept in view--
  Whoever wins should be the one
    Who does deserve it too.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


S s.

SLUGGARD, _An Inactive, Lazy Fellow_.

  To lie so many hours in bed
    You surely must be ill,
  And need some physic, Master Ned,
    As birch, or draught, or pill!

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


T t.

TOPSY-TURVY, _Upside Down_, _Bottom Top_.

  Here's Topsy-Turvy, upside down,
    The ceiling seems the base;
  Reverse the ground and 'twill be found
    The things are out of place.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


U u. V v.

UNCOMMON VEGETATION.

UNCOMMON, _Rare_, _not Frequent_.

VEGETATION, _the Power of Growth_.

  Th' uncommon vegetation, here,
    With art has much to do;
  The trees are nature, but the fruit
    Uncommon and untrue.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


W w.

WONDER, _Admiration_, _Astonishment_.

  The wise may live and wonder still,
    However much they know,
  But simple Giles has wonder found
    Within the penny show.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


X x.

NO ENGLISH WORD BEGINS WITH THIS LETTER.

XANTIPPE, _A Greek Matron_, _Wife of Socrates_.

  Here's Socrates and Xantippe--
    Philosopher and wife--
  For gentleness renowned was he;
   She, better known for strife.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


Y y.

YEARN, _To Grieve_, _to Vex_.

  Miss Cross has tried to reach the grapes,
    She's tried and tried again--
  And now she's vexed to think that all
    Her efforts are in vain.

       *       *       *       *       *


[Illustration]


Z z.

ZANY, _A Buffoon_, _a Merry Andrew_.

  Here's Zany reading in a book,
  With heels above his head;
  And, judging by his laughing look,
    Finds fun in what he's read.

       *       *       *       *       *



"HERE'S A NICE BOOK FOR THE HOLIDAYS."

       *       *       *       *       *


WILLIS, THE PILOT,

A SEQUEL TO THE

SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON;


Or, Adventures of an Emigrant Family wrecked on an unknown coast of
the Pacific Ocean; interspersed with Tales, Incidents of Travel, and
Illustrations of Natural History.

BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED.

       *       *       *       *       *


From the many favorable Notices of the Press, read the following:

"The scene is laid chiefly in the South Seas, and the narrator
illustrates the geography and ethnology of that section of the far
West. Some of the adventures are marvellous indeed, and Willis is a
rich specimen of a hardy, fearless, and honest tar."

"This book takes up the story of 'The Swiss Family Robinson,' and
carries it forward to a happy termination. The style and spirit of the
story is preserved with admirable effect; and if any thing, 'Willis,
the Pilot,' is of greater interest and more instructive than the
charming story out of which it grows."

"'The Swiss Family Robinson' never seemed to quite finish its story,
and the author of 'Willis, the Pilot,' has hit upon a happy idea in
carrying out and completing the tale; and he has executed the work
exceedingly well, and will confer a new delight upon the thousands
who have been entranced by the tale of the Swiss Family, and will here
pursue the narrative of their adventurous life. The publishers of the
volume have dressed it up in very attractive style. The illustrations
are numerous, spirited, and handsomely done."

"Abundance of adventures, serious and comic, funny expedients and
devices, odd turns of fortune, all combine to charm and fix the
attention of the young reader; while science and fact are skilfully
inwoven with the details of the story. A pleasant book for a Christmas
gift, and just the thing for the long winter nights."

MAYHEW AND BAKER, 208 WASHINGTON STREET,
AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.

       *       *       *       *       *


A GAME FOR ALL SEASONS.

       *       *       *       *       *

NEARLY READY,

THE NEW GAME

OF

TOURNAMENT & KNIGHTHOOD,

PRINTED IN COLORS, ON THICK PASTEBOARD, WITH EMBOSSED COUNTERS.

TWO GAMES ON ONE BOARD.

       *       *       *       *       *


The combats of the knights, in the days of chivalry, on "The Field of
the Cloth of Gold," served to display the skill and dexterity of
the combatants in feats of arms. The new Tournament, or _bloodless_
battle, is so arranged that, while it requires both skill and
dexterity in one game, the other is both simple and amusing. One will
require considerable shrewdness in an old chess or whist player, while
the other can be played by small children.

Full Directions accompany each Game.

PRICE 75 CENTS.

SENT BY MAIL, PREPAID, ON RECEIPT OF THE PRICE.

       *       *       *       *       *


MAYHEW AND BAKER, 208 WASHINGTON STREET,
AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.

       *       *       *       *       *





*** End of this Doctrine Publishing Corporation Digital Book "Fire-Side Picture Alphabet - or Humour and Droll Moral Tales; or Words & their Meanings Illustrated" ***

Doctrine Publishing Corporation provides digitized public domain materials.
Public domain books belong to the public and we are merely their custodians.
This effort is time consuming and expensive, so in order to keep providing
this resource, we have taken steps to prevent abuse by commercial parties,
including placing technical restrictions on automated querying.

We also ask that you:

+ Make non-commercial use of the files We designed Doctrine Publishing
Corporation's ISYS search for use by individuals, and we request that you
use these files for personal, non-commercial purposes.

+ Refrain from automated querying Do not send automated queries of any sort
to Doctrine Publishing's system: If you are conducting research on machine
translation, optical character recognition or other areas where access to a
large amount of text is helpful, please contact us. We encourage the use of
public domain materials for these purposes and may be able to help.

+ Keep it legal -  Whatever your use, remember that you are responsible for
ensuring that what you are doing is legal. Do not assume that just because
we believe a book is in the public domain for users in the United States,
that the work is also in the public domain for users in other countries.
Whether a book is still in copyright varies from country to country, and we
can't offer guidance on whether any specific use of any specific book is
allowed. Please do not assume that a book's appearance in Doctrine Publishing
ISYS search  means it can be used in any manner anywhere in the world.
Copyright infringement liability can be quite severe.

About ISYS® Search Software
Established in 1988, ISYS Search Software is a global supplier of enterprise
search solutions for business and government.  The company's award-winning
software suite offers a broad range of search, navigation and discovery
solutions for desktop search, intranet search, SharePoint search and embedded
search applications.  ISYS has been deployed by thousands of organizations
operating in a variety of industries, including government, legal, law
enforcement, financial services, healthcare and recruitment.



Home