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Title: Fun And Frolic Author: Various Release Date: February 29, 2004 [eBook #11374] Language: English Character set encoding: US-ASCII ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK FUN AND FROLIC*** E-text prepared by The Internet Archive Children’s Library, Christine Gehring, Garrett Alley, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team Note: Project Gutenberg also has an HTML version of this file which includes the original illustrations. See 11374-h.htm or 11374-h.zip: (http:--www.ibiblio.org-gutenberg-1-1-3-7-11374-11374-h-11374-h.htm) or (http:--www.ibiblio.org-gutenberg-1-1-3-7-11374-11374-h.zip) FUN AND FROLIC PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED. EDITED BY E.
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ROE [Illustration] [Illustration] GRANDMOTHER’S CHAIR. Grandmother sits in her easy chair Softly humming some old-time air; And as she sings, her needles keep pace Wed Apr 05 01:14:31 2017 2 With the smiles that flit o’er her wrinkled face; While the fire-light flickers, and fades away, And comes again like the breaking day. From morning till evening she knits and sings, While ever the pendulum tireless swings The moments around, with its tick and stroke, Nor hastes for the festal, nor lags for the yoke. And grandmother never repines at her fate Of being the last at the -Crystal Gate.- Husband, and daughters, and sons all there, Wearing the -crown and the garments fair- Singing the songs that will never tire, And swelling the chorus of heaven’s choir; But patiently, hopefully, bides the time That shall bring her at last to a fairer clime. Grandmother’s chair will be vacant soon, For the rays of life slant far past noon; But yonder i...





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