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" 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? "
Journeys Through Bookland - Page 20
by Charles H. Sylvester - 1922
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The poetical Decameron, or, Ten conversations on English poets and poetry ...

John Payne Collier - English poetry - 1820
...no doubt, the origin of that famous old ballad, the delight alike of babies and bibliographers ; " Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye, Four...twenty blackbirds baked in a pie ; When the pie was open'd the birds began to sing, Was not that a dainty dish to set before the king?" Read it by all...
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The Poetical Decameron, Or, Ten Conversations on English Poets and Poetry ...

John Payne Collier - English poetry - 1820 - 674 pages
...no doubt, the origin of that famous old ballad, the delight alike of babies' and bibliographers; " Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie j When the pie was open'd the birds began to sing, Was not that a dainty dish to set before the king?"...
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The Only True Mother Goose Melodies: Without Addition Or Abridgement ...

Children's poetry - 1833 - 88 pages
...did Pussy say Pussy-Cat said Mew, mew mew, — and Robin flew away. Sing a song of sixpence, a bag full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a...: When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing ; And wasn't this a dainty dish to set before the king ? The king was in the parlour, counting out...
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The Hobart Town Magazine, Volume 3

Tasmania - 1834
...the year. To make a Pie, that the Birds may be alive therein, and fly out, when it is cut up. " I'll sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye ; Four...: When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing ; And was not that a dainty dish, To place before a King ? NI'RSERY RHYME, We recommend the following...
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An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes, Volume 1

John Bellenden Ker - English language - 1837
...the cat's-paw of the idle friar. Hey, as the metaphor for labourer, has been explained. 32.—Sing a song of six-pence A pocket full of rye, Four and...pie. When the pie was opened The birds began to sing ; And was'nt this a dainty dish To set before a king ? The king was in the parlour Counting out his...
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An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes, Volume 1

John Bellenden Ker - English language - 1837
...the cat's-paw of the idle friar. /.'•/, as the metaphor for labourer, has been explained. 32. — Sing a song of six-pence A pocket full of rye, Four...and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie. When the pie wot opened The birds began to sing ; And was'nt this a dainty dish To set before a hing ? The hing...
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Arundines Cami; sive, Musarum Cantabrigiensium lusus canori, collegit atque ...

Cam river - 1841
...wildly-warbling throat That fills with farewell sweet thy darkening plain. ANON. FROM THE ORIGINAL OPPOSITE. SING a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye; Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie : j When the pie was opened The birds began to sing; Was not that a dainty dish To set before the King?...
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Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the ..., Volume 4

Percy Society - English literature - 1841
...Fletcher's Bonduca, Act. v. sc. 2.] 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 the parlour Counting out his...
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Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the ..., Volume 4

Percy Society - English literature - 1841
...Fletcher's Bonduca, Aet. v. sc. 2.J 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 the parlour Counting out his...
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The Early Naval Ballads of England, Issue 2

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - Ballads, English - 1841 - 144 pages
...Fletcher's Bonduca, Act. v. Sc. 2.] 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 the parlour Counting out his...
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