Mother Goose for Grown Folks: A Christmas Reading

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Rudd & Carleton, 1860 - American poetry - 111 pages

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Page 23 - THREE wise men of Gotham Went to sea in a bowl; If the bowl had been stronger, My song had been longer.
Page 13 - Little Jack Horner Sat in a corner Eating a Christmas pie; He put in his thumb, And pulled out a plum, And said, "What a good boy am I!
Page 102 - Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall: Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the King's horses and all the King's men Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty in his place again.
Page 34 - I lent him to a lady, To ride a mile away ; She whipped him, she slashed him, She rode him through the mire ; I would not lend my pony now For all the lady's hire. CCLVI. As Tommy Snooks, and Bessy Brooks, Were walking out one Sunday, Says Tommy Snooks to Bessy Brooks,
Page 70 - There was an old woman, and what do you think? She lived upon nothing but victuals and drink; Victuals and drink were the whole of her diet, And yet this old woman would never be quiet.
Page 52 - 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 his counting-house Counting out his money; The queen was in the parlor Eating bread and honey...
Page 43 - LEG over leg, As the dog went to Dover ; When he came to a stile, Jump he went over.
Page 30 - There was a man in our town, And he was wondrous wise...
Page 40 - There was an old man of Tobago, Who lived on rice, gruel, and sago ; Till, much to his bliss, His physician said this, — • To a leg, sir, of mutton you may go.
Page 47 - Hark! Hark/ The dogs do bark. The beggars are coming to town. Some in rags, Some in tags, And some in velvet gowns.

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