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Nurse LovechilcTs Legacy BEING A MIGHTY FINE COLLECTION
OF THE MOST NOBLE, MEMORABLE AND VERACIOUS
Embellished by C. Lovat Fraser for the Poetry Bookshop
PRINTED FOR The Poetry Bookshop, 35 DEVONSHIRE STREET
THEOBALDS ROAD LONDON
THIS COLLECTION MAS BEEN COMPILED PROM XVIHth AMD EARLYlXIXth CENTURY
INDUCTION FAR IS IT TO BABYLON? RIDE A COCK HORSE
HUSH-A-BYE, BABY V. LITTLE JACK HORNER VI. LITTLE MISS MUFFET VII. JACK AND JILL
CROSS-PATCH DIRGE THERE WAS A LITTLE MAN
THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN
XV--SING A SONG FOR SIXPENCE XVI.-DING-DONG-BELL XVII. GRANDPA'S SONG
XVIII.-LITTLE TOMMY TUCKER XIX.-SBE-SAW, MARGERY DAW XX. GREAT A, LITTLE a XXI.-SEE-SAW, SCARADOWN DIDDLE DIDDLB XXII.-HEY,
WAS AN OLD MAN WON'T BE MY FATHER'S JACK
WAS AN OLD MAN
SIMPLE SIMON XXVIL TELL-TALE. TIT XXVIII. ONE, TWO. THREE XXIX. OH! MY KITTEN XXX. PATTY-CAKE XXXL THIS LITTLE PIG XXXII.-THERE WAS A MAN XXXIII.-HARK! HARK! XXXIV. BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP XXXV. ROBIN AND RICHARDXXXVI. THERE WERE TWO BLACKBIRDS XXXVII. THE KING OF SPAIN XXXVIII. WE'RE THREE BRETHRENXXXIX. DICKOKY. DICKORY, DOCK XL. I HAD A LITTLE PONY XLL PUSSY CAT. PUSSY CAT ! !
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MILK BELOW L.-OLD MOTHER HUBBARD LI. THE HERALD'S SONG LI I. MISTRESS MARY LIIL NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK LI V. I'LL TELL YOU A STORY
BABY BUNTING XLHI.-BELL HORSES XLIV. SUKY, YOU SHALL MARRY ME XLV. JOHN STOWE S SONG XLVL ALL OF A ROW XLVIL THERE WAS AN OLD WOM\N XLV1II. AS LITTLE JENNY WREN
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Here's A, B, and C, D, E, F, and G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, and U, W, X, Y, and Z.
here's the child's dad,
sagacious and discerning, this is the fount of learning.
I get there by candle-lig-ht ? Aye, and back again.
Ride a cock-horse
To Banbury Cross, To see a fine lady
Upon a white horse, With ringfs on her fingers And bells on her toes; And she shall have music Wherever she goes.
TO BE SUNG HIGH WIND.
broken his band
up the land. Scots with all his power,
Hush-a-bye, Baby, on the tree-top; the wind blows the cradle will rock
the wind ceases the cradle will
come Baby, and
in a corner,
Eating a Christmas Pie. He put in his thumb, And pulHed out a plum, " What a good boy Saying,
Sat on a tuffet, Eating her curds and whey There came a big spider
And sat down beside her, And frightened Miss MUFFET away.
JACK and JILL Went up the hill
a pail of water
And broke his crown, And JILL came tumbling
Then up JACK got, And home did trot As fast as he could caper; And went to bed To mend his head With vinegar and brown paper.
CROSS PATCH, draw
by the fire and spin; Take a cup and drink it up, Then call your neighbours
BETTY WINKLE, she had a pig was a little pig, not very big; When he was alive he lived in clover, But now he's dead, and that's alfover. JOHNNY WINKLE, he Sat down and cried BETTY WINKLE, she Laid down and died So that was the end Of one, two, and three JOHNNY WINKLE, he, BETTY WINKLE, she, And Piggy-Wiggy.
There was a little man, And he had a little gun, And his bullets were made
lead, lead, lead.
shot JOHN SPRIG the middle of his
There was an old
a shoe, She had so many children She knew not what to do. So she gave them some broth
Without any bread,
And whipped them all soundly, And sent them to bed.
saw a ship a-sailing-, A-sailing on the sea And,, oh! it was all laden With pretty things for me
There was an old man, And he had a calf
took him out of the
And put him on the wall And
won't be won't be
father's JACK, father's JILL,,
be the fiddler's wife,
And have music when
tune, little tune, Prithee, love, play T'other little tune.
Sing a song of sixpence, Pocket full of rye; Four-and-twenty blackbirds
the pie was opened, The birds began to sing Wasn't it a dainty dish To set before a King?
in a pie.
The King was
in his counting-house, A-counting of his money; in
The Queen was
Eating bread and honey; The maid was in the garden, A-hanging out the clothes Then came a little blackbird, And snapped off her nose; But then came a JENNY WREN, And popped it on again.
Ding-dong-bell, Pussy's in the well. put her in?
What a naughty boy was that To drown poor pussy-cat,
never did any harm, mice in his father's
was the press-gang That took my love from me Oh cruel was the little ship That took him out to sea;
the splinter-board his leg Now he is forced to fiddle-scrape^ And I am forced to beg.
That took away
Sings for his supper. What shall he eat? White bread and butter. How shall he cut it
e'er a knife? he be married Without e'er a wife?
JACKY shall have a new master JACKY must have but a penny a day, Because he can't work any faster.
The cat's in the And she can't
cupboard,. see me.
Which is the way to London Town? One foot up and one foot down That is the way to London Town.
The cat and the fiddle The cow jumped over the moon The little dog laugh 'd
see such craft,
the dish ran
JACK SPRAT could eat no fat, His wife could eat no lean,
betwixt Ithem both, licked the platter clean.
Cock-a-doodle-doo My dame has lost her shoe; My master's lost his fiddle stick
not what to do.
There was an old In a velvet coat
kissed a maid,
And gave her a groat; The groat was crack 'd, And would not go 41 Ah. old n*an, would you serve me
Simple SIMON met a pieman,
Going to the Fair Said Simple SIMON to the pieman,, " Let me taste your ware."
Says the pieman unto SIMON, " First give me a penny." Says Simple SIMON to the pieman, " I have not got any."
Simple SIMON went a-fishing, For to catch a whale But all the water he had got
his mother's pail.
Your tongue shall be slit, And every dog in the Town
Shall have a
One, two, three, Four and five I caught a hare alive;
Nine and ten him go again.
kitten, a kitten, kitten,
Such a sweet pap as this, There is not far nor neary There we go up, up, up Here we go down, down, down Here we go backwards and forwards
we go round, round, round.
Patty -cake, patty-cake, Baker's man, Bake me a cake As fast as you can. Prick it an prick it, And mark it with a T,
it in the oven JACKY and me.
This This This This This
little little little
pig pig pig pig pig
to market, stayed at home, had roast meat,
had none; went to the barn-door,
!" for more.
There was a
man of Thessaly, And he was wond'rous wise
And scratched out both his eyes. And when he saw his eyes were out, With all his might and main,
into another hedge, scratched them in again.
Hark Hark the dogs do bark The beggars are coming to Town Some in rags, and some in jags, And some in velvet gowns.
" Baa baa black sheep, Have you any wool? " "
Yes, marry, have
One for the Master, One for the Dame, And one for the little
cries in the lane."
ROBIN and RICHARD Were two pretty men They lay in bed
clock struck ten.
Then up starts ROBIN And looks at the sky,
The sun's very high You go before With 4jie bottle and bag, And I will come after On little JACK NAG."
There were two blackbirds Sat upon a hill The one named JACK,
The other named
Fly away, JACK, Fly away, JILL;
Come again, JACK, Come again, JILL.
of Spain, with thrice ten thousand men, up the hill and then
march 'd down agaim.
" We're three brethren out of Spain,
to court your daughter JANE." daughter JANE, she is too young, She has no skill in a flattering tongue. " " Be she young, or be she old, It's for her gold she must be sold So fare you well, my lady gay, " must return another dav.
Dickory, Dickory Dock The mouse ran up the dock; The clock struck one, The mouse ran down Dickory,
had a little Pony, His name was DAPPLE-GREY I lent him to a lady To ride a mile away. She whipped him, she lashed him, She rode him through the mire; I'll never lend my nag again For anv ladv's hire.
Where have you been?
I've been to London To see the Queen."
pussy cat, " you there?
Uuder the chair."
BABY, BABY BUNTING, father's gone a-hunting He's gone to fetch a rabbit skia,
To wrap my BABY BUNTING
time of day?
Three and away.
And you have
pig, a sty
have got a dun cow, And you can make good cheese SUKY, will you have me? " Yes," if you please. Say
JOHN STOWE'S SONG.
Si'TTOX for g-ood mutton,
CHEAM it is for beef, MITCHAM for a pretty girl, And CROVDON for a thief.
All of a row,
Shot at a pigeon And killed a crow.
There was an old
woman went up
in a basket Seventy times as high as the moon; What she did there, I could not but ask it, For in her hand she carried a broom.
" Old woman, old woman,
"^Whither, oh whither, oh whither " so high? " To the cobwebs from the sky, sweep And I shall be back again by-and by."
by the shed, She waggled with her tail, And she nodded with her head. She waggled with her tail, And she nodded with her head. As little JEN XV WREN
by the shed.
Rain, frost, or snow, or hot or cold r
I travel up and down The cream and milk you buy Is best in all the Town.
For custards, puddings, or for tea There's none like those you buy of me.
Old MOTHER HUBBARD
Went To get
to the cupboard, her poor dog a bone; But when she got there,
The cupboard was bare
so the poor
dog had none.
THE HERALD'S SONG.
The Lion and the Unicorn Were fighting for the Crown The Lion beat the Unicorn All around the Town.
.Some gave them white bread, And some gave them brown Some gave them plum cake, And sent them out of Town.
" MISTRESS MARY, Quite contrary, does your garden grow?*
" With silver bells And cockle shells,
Now, what do you think Of little JACK JINGLE? Before he was married
used to live single after he married (To alter his life),
off living single
with his wife.
PI1 tell you a story About JACK-A-NORY
And now my
I'll tell you another, About JACK and is brother
And now my
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