Classic and Contemporary Poetry
SOME SCATTERING REMARKS OF BUB'S, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY Poet's Biography
First Line: Wunst I tooked our pepper-box lid
Last Line: At's allus at the sund'y-school?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Cooking & Cooks; Food & Eating; Childhood
WUNST I tooked our pepper-box lid
An' cut little pie-dough biscuits, I did,
An' cooked 'em on our stove one day
When our hired girl she said I may.
Honey's the goodest thing -- Oo-ooh!
An' blackburry-pies is goodest, too!
But wite hot biscuits, ist soakin' wet
Wiv tree-mullasus, is goodest yet!
Miss Maimie she's my Ma's friend, -- an'
She's purtiest girl in all the lan'! --
An' sweetest smile an' voice an' face --
An' eyes ist looks like p'serves tas'e'!
I ruther go to the Circus-show;
But, 'cause my parunts told me so,
I ruther go to the Sund'y-school,
'Cause there I learn the goldun rule.
Say, Pa, -- what is the goldun rule
'At's allus at the Sund'y-school?
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