King Winter eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 3 pages of information about King Winter.

Title:  King Winter

Author:  Anonymous

Release Date:  February 13, 2006 [EBook #17764]

Language:  English

Character set encoding:  ASCII

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King Winter

Published by
Gustav W. Seitz
Hamburg.

ENTP at Stationer’s Hall

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The sky is dull and grey,
Piercing and chill the blast,
Each step resounds on the frosty ground,
Winter is come at last.

* * * * *

Mamma sits by the fire
Her little ones round her knees. 
“How cosy we are, Mamma,” they cry,
“Tell us something, if you please.”

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“Tell us about King Winter,
And about Jack Frost, his man;
We’ll not be noisy or naughty at all,
But as good as ever we can.”

* * * * *

“Well then;” says mamma, “you, Jenny,
May knit and listen, my dear;
And Johnny may split up wood, to make
The fire burn bright and clear.”

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King Winter dwells in the North;
Far away in the Frozen Zone,
In a palace of snow he holds his court,
And sits on an icy throne.

* * * * *

He has cushions of course:  his Queen
Made them out of her wedding gown. 
Stuffing them well with snowflakes fine,
And soft as eiderdown.

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The King has a trusty servant,
Jack Frost is his name; his nose
Is raspberry red, his beard is white,
And stiff as a crutch it grows.

* * * * *

Old Jack is a sturdy good fellow,
And serves their Majesties well;
He’s here and he’s there, and he’s everywhere,
And does more than I can tell.

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Each year, as the day comes round,
The king and his royal train
Set off on a tour through the wide wide world,
And sweep over mountain and plain.

* * * * *

His Majesty fails not to visit
Every clime that’s not too hot,
To look in upon both high and low,
From the palace down to the cot.

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Jack Frost has a busy time then,
But he’s helped and advised by the Queen,
That all may be right when the King goes forth,
And everything fit to be seen.

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