The Counting-out Rhymes of Children

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D. Appleton & Company, 1888 - Children - 121 pages
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This tells me where the rhyme I learned growing up came from. I never knew what it was, so I was thrilled to find this book.

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Page 31 - For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the liver.
Page 115 - Monday's child is fair of face/ Tuesday's child is full of grace/ Wednesday's child is full of woe/ Thursday's child has far to go...
Page 92 - One, two, Buckle my shoe; Three, four, Shut the door; Five, six, Pick up sticks; Seven, eight, Lay them straight; Nine, ten, A good fat hen; Eleven, twelve, Who will delve?
Page 28 - And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us.
Page 27 - The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.
Page 7 - One, I love, Two, I love, Three, I love, I say, Four, I love with all my heart, And five, I cast away ; Six, he loves, Seven, she loves, Eight, they both love ; Nine, he comes, Ten, he tarries, Eleven, he courts, Twelve, he marries ; Thirteen wishes, Fourteen kisses, All the rest little witches.
Page 35 - And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, that he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. And they gave forth. their lots ; and the lot fell upon Matthias ; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Page 102 - Three geese in a flock, One flew east and one flew west, One flew over the cuckoo's nest.
Page 115 - Hickory, dickory, dock, The mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one, The mouse ran down. Hickory dickory dock.
Page 119 - GREAT A, little a, Bouncing B, The cat's in the cupboard, And she can't see.

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