A Celebration of Women Writers


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LITTLE ANN
A BOOK

ILLUSTRATED BY
KATE GREENAWAY

Printed in Colours By
Edmund Evans


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DEDICATED TO
GODFREY, DOROTHY, OLIVER & MAUD
CHILDREN OF FREDERICK LOCKER ESQ.


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LITTLE ANN
AND
OTHER POEMS

BY
JANE AND ANN TAYLOR

ILLUSTRATED BY
KATE GREENAWAY

PRINTED IN COLOURS BY EDMUND EVANS

LONDON: GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & SONS
BROADWAY, LUDGATE HILL
NEW YORK: 9, LAFAYETTE PLACE
[The Illustrations are Copyright.]


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CONTENTS.


A True Story 7
The Boys and the Apple-Tree 9
Sophia's Fool's-Cap 11
Frances Keeps Her Promise 12
Careless Matilda 14
The Violet 16
The Orphan 17
The Disappointment 18
James and the Shoulder of Mutton 19
The Good-Natured Girls 21
To a Little Girl that has Told a Lie 22
Dirty Jim 24
Meddlesome Matty 25
The Butterfly 27
The Gaudy Flower 28
George and the Chimney-Sweep 29
Deaf Martha 31
The Little Cripple's Complaint 33
Negligent Mary 35
The Spider 36
For a Naughty Little Girl 37
The Child's Monitor 39
The Chatterbox 40
Jane and Eliza 41
Sleepy Harry 42
Washing and Dressing 43
The Vulgar Little Lady 44
The Wooden Doll and the Wax Doll 46
The Baby's Dance 48
The Pin 49
The Cow 50
Come and Play in the Garden 50
Little Girls Must Not Fret 52
The Field Daisy 53
Learning to Go Alone 54
Finery 55
Greedy Richard 56
The Holidays 58
The Village Green 59
Mischief 61
About the Little Girl that Beat Her Sister 62
The Apple-Tree 63


Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom

Provenance of the Text

Little Ann and Other Poems contains poems by Ann Taylor (1782-1866), Jane Taylor (1783-1824), Isaac Taylor (1759-1829), and Adelaide O'Keeffe (1776-1855). It was illustrated by Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) and published in 1883. Both text and illustrations are in the public domain.

The copytext for this on-line edition is a first edition, property of the Carnegie Public Library of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Because of the delicacy of the original, it was not possible to use it for scanning. Some of the illustrations have been scanned in from reproductions. Scanned illustrations may differ somewhat in size and apparent coloration from the originals.

The text of Little Ann and Other Poems does not indicate the authorship of individual poems in the collection. However, earlier publications sometimes indicated who wrote each poem. I have annotated the table of contents, using colored dots, to show this information. Most of the poems originally appeared in Original Poems for Infant Minds (1805) by Ann and Jane Taylor and Adelaide O'Keeffe, where authors were identified for each poem, with the textual notations given below. Other poems originally appeared in Rhymes for the Nursery (1806) where they were not identified by author. Attributions for the poems are based on the exceptional Taylor resource: The Taylors of Ongar: An Analytical Bio-Bibliography by Christina Duff Stewart, Garland Publishing, Inc., New York & London, 1975. Stewart identifies authorship of Rhymes for the Nursery, based on a copy belonging to Canon Isaac Taylor, which was annotated to indicate the respective authorship of Ann and Jane. (Canon Isaac was the nephew of Jane and Ann; a son of their brother, Isaac Taylor of Stanford Rivers.) Stewart also confirms attributions of Original Poems based on publisher's records.

The writers are identified as:
"Jane" : Jane Taylor (1783-1824)
"A.T." : Ann Taylor (1782-1866)
"T." : attributed to Rev. Isaac Taylor (1759-1829), Ann and Jane's father.
"Adelaide" : Adelaide O'Keeffe (1776-1855), another young poet writing for the same publishers.

Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom