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The Three Jovial Huntsmen
by Randolph Caldecott
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One of R. Caldecott's Picture Books

Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.

THE THREE JOVIAL HUNTSMEN



It's of three jovial huntsmen, an' a hunting they did go; An' they hunted, an' they hollo'd, an' they blew their horns also Look ye there!



An' one said, "Mind yo'r e'en, an' keep yo'r noses reet i' th' wind An' then, by scent or seet, we'll leet o' summat to our mind." Look ye there!



They hunted, an' they hollo'd, an' the first thing they did find Was a tatter't boggart, in a field, an' that they left behind. Look ye there!

One said it was a boggart, an' another he said "Nay; It's just a ge'man-farmer, that has gone an' lost his way." Look ye there!



They hunted, an' they hollo'd, an' the next thing they did find Was a gruntin', grindin' grindlestone, an' that they left behind. Look ye there!

One said it was a grindlestone, another he said "Nay; It's nought but an' owd fossil cheese, that somebody's roll't away." Look ye there!



They hunted, an' they hollo'd, an' the next thing they did find Was a bull-calf in a pin-fold, an' that, too, they left behind. Look ye there!

One said it was a bull-calf, an' another he said "Nay; It's just a painted jackass, that has never larnt to bray." Look ye there!



They hunted, an' they hollo'd, an' the next thing they did find Was a two-three children leaving school, an' these they left behind. Look ye there!

One said that they were children, but another he said "Nay; They're no' but little angels, so we'll leave 'em to their play." Look ye there!



They hunted, an' they hollo'd, an' the next thing they did find Was a fat pig smiling in a ditch, an' that, too, they left behind. Look ye there!

One said it was a fat pig, but another he said "Nay; It's just a Lunnon Alderman, whose clothes are stole away." Look ye there!



They hunted, an' they hollo'd, an' the next thing they did find Was two young lovers in a lane, an' these they left behind. Look ye there!

One said that they were lovers, but another he said "Nay; They're two poor wanderin' lunatics—come, let us go away." Look ye there!



So they hunted, and they hollo'd, till the setting of the sun; An' they'd nought to bring away at last, when th' huntin'-day was done. Look ye there!

Then one unto the other said, "This huntin' doesn't pay; But we'n powler't up an' down a bit, an' had a rattlin' day." Look ye there!



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"The humour of Randolph Caldecott's drawings is simply irresistible, no healthy-minded man, woman, or child could look at them without laughing."

In square crown 4to, picture covers, with numerous coloured plates.

1 John Gilpin 2 The House that Jack Built 3 The Babes in the Wood 4 The Mad Dog 5 Three Jovial Huntsmen 6 Sing a Song for Sixpence 7 The Queen of Hearts 8 The Farmer's Boy 9 The Milkmaid 10 Hey-Diddle-Diddle and Baby Bunting 11 A Frog He Would a-Wooing Go 12 The Fox Jumps over the Parson's Gate 13 Come Lasses and Lads 14 Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross, &c. 15 Mrs. Mary Blaize 16 The Great Panjandrum Himself

The above selections are also issued in Four Volumes, square crown 4to, attractive binding, red edges. Each containing four different books, with their Coloured Pictures and numerous Outline Sketches.

1 R. Caldecott's Picture Book No. 1 2 R. Caldecott's Picture Book No. 2 3 Hey-Diddle-Diddle-Picture Book 4 The Panjandrum Picture Book

And also In Two Volumes, handsomely bound in cloth gilt, each containing eight different books, with their Coloured Pictures and numerous Outline Sketches.

R. Caldecott's Collection of Pictures and Songs No. 1

R. Caldecott's Collection of Pictures and Songs No. 2

Miniature Editions, size 5-1/2 by 4-1/2 Art Boards. flat back.

FOUR VOLUMES ENTITLED R. CALDECOTT'S PICTUREBOOKS Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Each containing coloured plates and numerous Outline Sketches in the text.

Crown 4to, picture covers.

Randolph Caldecott's Painting Books Three Volumes

Each with Outline Pictures to Paint, and Coloured Examples

4to, cloth A Sketch Book of R. Caldecott's Containing numerous sketches in Colour and black and white.

Frederick Warne & Co.—LTD London & New York

The Published Prices of the above Picture Books can be obtained of all Booksellers or from the Illustrated Catalogue of the Publishers.

Printed by Edmund Evans, Ltd., Rose Place, Globe Road, London, E.I.]

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