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s0094b27_History.pdf
Part of a series of fairy tales printed by the booksellers. This chapbook tells the classic fairy tale of Cinderella, which has several illustrations throughout. This tale is followed by a second fairy tale titled Hop-O’-My-Thumb, which appears to be…

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This chapbook contains three popular fairy tales, including Prince Lupin and the White Cat, The Yellow Dwarf, and the Three Wishes. The first tale follows the adventures of the youngest son of a king who has instructed his sons to find him various…

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A collection of short poems and stories on a variety of topics, including a conversation between a bully (fause knight) and a school boy, a number of coercions in trying to teach an old woman to whistle, a humorous story of a man coming home to find…

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A reprint of a story taken from Robert Chambers’s Popular Rhymes of Scotland. In this variation of a Cinderella tale, Rashie-Coat is a king’s daughter who does not wish to marry the man chosen for her. She seeks the advice of an old hen-wife, who…

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A short folktale taken from Robert Chambers’s Popular Rhymes of Scotland, purportedly based on a recitation of Mrs. Begg, Robert Burns’ sister, and attributed to Burns himself (8). The story tells the tale of a robin who cheerfully bypasses several…

s0094b39_Selection.pdf
A collection of nine different tales, each with a particular moral for the reader. The topics of the stories range from shipwrecked sailors to devoted little dogs, to moral injunctions to surround oneself with company of good sensibilities, fortitude…

s0094b36_Little.pdf
A collection of short ballads and songs on a variety of topics. The first is a short song describing the playful exchange between a little man and a little woman, and how he convinces her to marry him. The second is a humorous account of a marital…

s0094b32_History.pdf
Part of a series of folk and fairy tales printed by the booksellers. A folk tale from London, this story details the rise of Richard Whittington, a historical figure, from friendless orphan to successful businessman, mayor, and knight in London…

s0094b29_History.pdf
Part of a series of fairy tales printed by the booksellers. The first tale included tells the tale of the Yellow Dwarf, a fairy tale with many fantastical elements including fairies, dwarves, griffins, sphinxes, mermaids, and nymphs. The story leaps…
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