To the cat at grandmama's
DEAR CAT, I'm writing you this letter,
Which I shall send by post;
So, by-and-by, perhaps you'd better
Just say if it was lost.
I've got a nice large sheet of paper,
And, pussy--what d'you think!--
Some sealing-wax, a smart red taper,
And a real pen and ink!
Dear Cat, how sadly I did cry
When Nurse, I, and Papa
Where all obliged to say good-bye
To you and Grandmama.
I saw you on the steps, and John
Was standing at your side,
You watched us till we were quite gone,
Then, I suppose, you cried!