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The Howell Primer - Page 102
by Logan Douglass Howell, George A. King (illustrator.) - 1912 - 127 pages
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Child Training: A System of Education for the Child Under School Age

Virgil Mores Hillyer - Child development - 1915 - 297 pages
...St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives ; Every wife had seven sacks, Every sack had seven cats, Every cat had seven kits; Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were there going to St. Ives ? Early to bed and early to rise Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. April showers Make May flowers....
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Child training: a system of education for the child under school age

Virgil Mores Hillyer - Child development - 1915 - 297 pages
...twelve, A man must delve. Bow, wow, wow, Whose dog art thou? Little Tom Tinker's dog, Bow, wow, wow. As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives; Every wife had seven sacks, Every sack had seven cats, Every cat had seven kits; Kits, cats, sacks,...
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The Home Book of Verse for Young Folks

American poetry - 1915 - 538 pages
...fall; All the king's horses and all the king's men Cannot put Humpty Dumpty together again. (An egg.) As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives, Every wife had seven sacks, Every sack had seven cats, Every cat had seven kits Kits, cats, sacks,...
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Poems of youth and age

Poetry - 1915
...St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives, Every wife had seven sacks, Every sack had seven cats, Every cat had seven kits Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St. Ives? (One.) Two legs sat upon three legs, With one leg in his lap; In comes four legs...
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Second Reader, Book 2

Calvin Noyes Kendall, Caroline I. Townsend - Readers - 1917 - 211 pages
...Your loving friend, DOROTHY KINGMAN. 48 <m^W:-.* f ~s .:v ? . ' s^ *U ^^ A RIDDLE THAT ALICE TOLD As I was going to St. Ives I met a man with seven...kits; Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St. Ives? (Answer One.) The children were all lying on the grass under the maple tree....
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Anglo-Norman Durham, 1093-1193

David Rollason, Margaret Harvey, Michael Prestwich - History - 1998 - 536 pages
...sub tributo. a' has become a vassal. An example in English nursery rhyme is As I was going to Saint Ives I met a man with seven wives; each wife had seven...kits. Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, how many were going to Saint Ives? John Henry Newman's hymn is in the same form: Praise to the Holiest in the height...
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Trigonometric Delights

Eli Maor - Mathematics - 2002 - 236 pages
...grain some two light years long! Ahmes's Problem 79 has a strong likeness to an old nursery rhyme: As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives; Every wife had seven sacks, Every sack had seven cats, Every cat had seven kits. Kits, cats, sacks...
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Mathematically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations

C.C. Gaither, Alma E Cavazos-Gaither - Mathematics - 1998 - 484 pages
...Arithmeticus Virginia, Nevada I don't know. Sketches Old and New Answers to Correspondents 'i Unknown As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives; Every wife had seven sacks, Every sack had seven cats, Every cat had seven kits. Kits, cats, sacks,...
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Family Storytime: Twenty-four Creative Programs for All Ages

Rob Reid - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 254 pages
...traditional Family members can work out this traditional riddle together. As I was going to St. Ives, Each wife had seven sacks. Each sack had seven cats. Each cat had seven kits: Kits, cats, sacks, wives, How many were going to St. Ives? The answer: one. (The parents can quietly explain the answer...
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The Civilization Of Ancient Egypt

Paul Johnson - History - 1999 - 240 pages
...and Roman worlds, and Egyptian-style prmiitive mathematics are reflected in such archaic ditties as 'As I was going to St Ives I met a man with seven wives', etc. Granted the technology of the ancient world, and certainly granted the technology the Egyptians...
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