by Catherine "Kate" Greenaway (1846 - 1901)

Prince Finikin and his mamma
Language: English 
Prince Finikin and his mamma
Sat sipping their bohea;
"Good gracious!" said his Highness, "why,
What girl is this I see?

"Most certainly it cannot be
A native of our town;"
And he turned him round to his mamma,
Who set her teacup down.

But Dolly simply looked at them,
She did not speak a word;
"She has no voice!" said Finikin;
"It's really quite absurd."
Then Finikin's mamma observed,
"Dear Prince, it seems to me,
She looks as if she'd like to drink
A cup of my bohea."

So Finikin poured out her tea,
And gave her currant-pie;
Then Finikin said, "Dear mamma,
What a kind Prince am I!"

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Confirmed with Under the Window. Pictures & Rhymes for Children by Kate Greenaway, London and New York, Frederick Warne & Co., page 52.


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