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Maxfield Parrish

Poems of Childhood

and other Nursery Rhymes

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Dinky Bird, Maxfield Parrish

The Dinky Bird

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Maxfield Parrish

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

13 inches by 17 inches. $91

Peter Pumpkin Eater, Maxfield Parrish

Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

13 inches by 17 inches. $91

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The Sugar-Plum Tree

by Eugene Field

The Sugar-Plum Tree is an illustration to the poem of the same name by Eugene Field, published in 1904 in Poems of Childhood:

Have you ever heard of the Sugar-Plum Tree?
'T is a marvel of great renown!
It blooms on the shore of the Lollipop sea
In the garden of Shut-Eye Town;
The fruit that it bears is so wondrously sweet
(As those who have tasted it say)
That good little children have only to eat
Of that fruit to be happy next day.

When you 've got to the tree, you would have a hard time
To capture the fruit which I sing;
The tree is so tall that no person could climb
To the boughs where the sugar-plums swing!
But up in that tree sits a chocolate cat,
And a gingerbread dog prowls below--
And this is the way you contrive to get at
Those sugar-plums tempting you so:

You say but the word to that gingerbread dog
And he barks with such terrible zest
That the chocolate cat is at once all agog,
As her swelling proportions attest.
And the chocolate cat goes cavorting around
From this leafy limb unto that,
And the sugar-plums tumble, of course, to the ground--
Hurrah for that chocolate cat!

There are marshmallows, gumdrops, and peppermint canes,
With stripings of scarlet or gold,
And you carry away of the treasure that rains
As much as your apron can hold!
So come, little child, cuddle closer to me
In your dainty white nightcap and gown,
And I 'll rock you away to that Sugar-Plum Tree
In the garden of Shut-Eye Town.

The Sugar Plum Tree, illustration by Maxfield Parrish to Poems of Childhood

The Sugar-Plum Tree

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

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