but father time is much too haughty
to wait while little cats are naughty;
and robert, as he grabs his slate,
discovers he’s extremely late.
"cats at school", louis wain (1911)
men trained in mathematic lore
assert that two and two make for
among our less advanced recruits
they come to anything that suits.
his fit of temper doesn’t pass
until it’s time for singing class.
of vocal powers he then gives proof
at concert practice on the roof.
helena maguire c.1890
louis wain c. 1905
two naughty crows, louis wain
this is a farmer who looks at his crops,
he lives in a place where there aren’t any shops. louis wain
"how tiresome it is of cook to put things up so high, we always have such trouble to get what we want!"
to nursery land with louis wain (1909)
helena maguire c.1900