(SMITH,JESSIE WILLCOX)illus. HANKY. Offered here is a charming color handkerchief with an image from her 1903 book Rhymes of Real Children published by Fox Duffield. It measures 12 x 12 3/4", slight soil and creased at folds else VG+. There is a large image of a little girl seated on a bench surrounded with a beautiful pictorial border (this appears on the cover of the book). The accompanying text from page 10 reads: When mother's dining out at eight / I often ask if I may wait / To watch her dress./ Marie, the maid, sometimes says No! / For little girls do bother so/ I ask mamma if I must go / And she says "Yes"