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In My Nursery- Vol 10

Primary Poems | 6-8 yrs | Reading Pod


“Will-o’-the-wisp! Will-o’-the-wisp!
Show me your lantern true!
Over the meadow and over the hill,
Gladly I’ll follow you.
Never I’ll murmur nor ask to rest,
And ever I’ll be your friend,
If you’ll only give me the pot of gold
That lies at your journey’s end.”

Will-o’-the-wisp, Will-o’-the-wisp,
Lighted his lantern true;
Over the meadow and over the hill,
Away and away he flew.
And away and away went the poor little boy,
Trudging along so bold,
And thinking of naught but the journey’s end,
And the wonderful pot of gold.

Will-o’-the-wisp, Will-o’-the-wisp,
Flew down to a lonely swamp;
He put out his lantern and vanished away
In the evening chill and damp.
And the poor little boy went shivering home,
Wet and tired and cold;
He had come, alas! to his journey’s end,
But where was the pot of gold?



Nicholas Ned,
He lost his head,
And put a turnip on instead;
But then, ah me!
He could not see,
So he thought it was night, and he went to bed.


Ponsonby Perks,
He fought with Turks,
Performing many wonderful works;
He killed over forty,
High-minded and haughty,
And cut off their heads with smiles and smirks.


Winifred White,
She married a fright,
She called him her darling, her duck, and delight;
The back of his head
Was so lovely, she said,
It dazzled her soul and enraptured her sight.


Harriet Hutch,
Her conduct was such,
Her uncle remarked it would conquer the Dutch:
She boiled her new bonnet,
And breakfasted on it,
And rode to the moon on her grandmother’s crutch.


He was a rat, and she was a rat,
And down in one hole they did dwell.
And each was as black as your Sunday hat,
And they loved one another well.

He had a tail, and she had a tail;
Both long and curling and fine.
And each said, “My love’s is the finest tail
In the world, excepting mine!”

He smelt the cheese, and she smelt the cheese,
And they both pronounced it good;
And both remarked it would greatly add
To the charms of their daily food.

So he ventured out and she ventured out;
And I saw them go with pain.
But what them befell I never can tell,
For they never came back again.

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Read these beautiful poems and rhymes for kids. List of the poems included in this poem eBook:

  1. Will-O’-The-Wisp
  2. Nonsense Verses
  3. An Old Rat’s Tale
  4. To The Little Girl Who Wriggles
  5. The Forty Little Ducklings
  6. The Mouse
  7. A Valentine 

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