The Merrie Heart, a Collection of Favourite Nursery Rhymes, by M.E.G

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General Books, Jul 4, 2012 - 34 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...kid will not keep my house till I pull my bonnie bush o' berries." "Indeed," said the Ox, " I will not drink water; for water never did me any ill." Wife: "Axe, axe, fell ox; ox will not drink water, water will not put out fire, fire will not burn staff, staff will not strike dog, dog will not bite kid, and kid will not keep my house till I pull my bonnie bush o' berries." "Indeed," said the Axe, " I will not fell ox; for ox never did me any ill." Wife: "Smith, smith, smooth axe; axe will not fell ox, ox will not drink water, water will not put out fire, fire will not burn staff, staff will not strike dog, dog will not bite kid, kid will not keep my house, till I pull my bonnie bush o' berries." "Indeed," said the Smith, "I will not smooth axe; for axe never did me any ill." Wife: "Rope, rope, hang smith; smith will not smooth axe, axe will not fell ox, ox will not drink water, water will not put out fire, fire will not burn staff, staff will not strike dog, dog will not bite kid, and kid will not keep my house till I pull my bonnie bush o' berries." "Indeed," said the Rope, "I will not hang smith; smith never did me any ill." Wife: "Mouse, mouse, cut rope; rope will not hang smith, smith will not smooth axe, axe will not fell ox, ox will not drink water, water will not The Bonnie Bush 6 Berries. 159 put out fire, fire will not burn staff, staff will not strike dog, dog will not bite kid, and kid will not keep my house till I pull my bonnie bush o' berries." "Indeed," said the Mouse, " I will not cut rope; for rope never did me any ill." Wife: "Cat, cat, kill mouse; mouse will not cut rope, rope...

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