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THE

NURSERY RHYMES

OF

ENGLAND,

Collected djuttj) from <®ral Crafcition.

''" EDITED BY

JAMES ORCHARD HALLIWELL, ESQ.

FOURTH EDITION, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS.

LONDON:

JOHN RUSSELL SMITH,

4, OLD COMPTON STREET, SOHO SQUARE.

MDCCCXLVI.

400.

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ADVERTISEMENT

THE FOURTH EDITION.

The present edition of this little work, which, in former impressions, has met with a circulation far beyond the most sanguine expectations of those who have shared in the task of endeavouring to render it worthy of public patronage, has been enlarged by the addition of a Supplement, chiefly selected from collections formed in various parts of the country. These reached our hands too recently to be included in the original classification, a defect which will not, perhaps, be considered of much importance; nor can it, indeed, interfere with the utility of the

work. We shall, however, hope that public favour may enable us at some future period to remove the incongruity.

We beg to offer our best thanks to the correspondents who have kindly furnished us with corrections and additions to this collection. A valuable communication from Mr. George Stephens deserves our special acknowledgment, and several important papers have reached us anonymously. We need scarcely say that any further contributions in the power of our readers to supply will be very acceptable. They may be addressed to Mr. Halliwell, care of Mr. J. Russell Smith, 4, Old Compton Street, Soho Square, London.

Nov. 2Ut, 1845.

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