Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes (Google eBook)

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Duckworth and Company, 1906 - Comparative literature - 231 pages
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Page 41 - There was an old woman who lived In a shoe, She had so many children, she didn't know what to do.
Page 35 - HEY, diddle, diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon; The little dog laughed To see such sport, And the dish ran away with the spoon.
Page 18 - OLD King Cole was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he; He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl, And he called for his fiddlers three.
Page 183 - ROBIN and Richard Were two pretty men ; They laid in bed Till the clock struck ten ; Then up starts Robin And looks at the sky, Oh ! brother Richard, The sun's very high. You go before with the bottle and bag, And I will come after on little Jack Nag.
Page 118 - That lay in the house that Jack built. This is the cock that crowed in the morn That waked the priest all shaven and shorn That married the man all tattered and torn That kissed the maiden all forlorn That milked the cow with the crumpled horn That tossed the dog That worried the cat That killed the rat That ate the malt That lay in the house that Jack built.
Page 28 - See how they run! They all ran after the farmer's wife, Who cut off their tails with a carving knife. Did you ever see such a thing in your life As three blind mice?
Page 16 - WHEN good king Arthur ruled this land, He was a goodly king ; He stole three pecks of barley-meal, To make a bag-pudding. ? A bag-pudding the king did make, And stufFd it well with plums : And in it put great lumps of fat, As big as my two thumbs. The king and queen did eat thereof, And noblemen beside ; And what they could not eat that night, The queen next morning fried.
Page 190 - Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye; Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie; When the pie was opened, The birds began. to sing; Was not that a dainty dish To set before the king? The king was in his counting-house Counting out his money; The queen was in the parlor Eating bread and honey...
Page 35 - A cat came fiddling out of a barn, With a pair of bagpipes under her arm ; She could sing nothing but fiddle cum fee— The mouse has married the bumblebee — Pipe, cat — dance, mouse — We'll have a wedding at our good house I
Page 118 - THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT This is the farmer sowing his corn, That kept the cock that crowed in the morn, That waked the priest all shaven and shorn, That married the man all tattered and torn, That kissed the maiden all forlorn, That milked the cow with the crumpled horn, That tossed the dog That worried the cat That killed the rat That ate the malt That lay in the house that Jack built.

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