Then came the Holy One, blessed be He ! And killed the Angel of Death, That killed the butcher, That slew the ox, That drank the water, That quenched the fire, That burned the staff, That beat the dog, That bit the cat, That ate the kid That my father... Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages - Page 5by Percy Society - 1841Full view
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...two, three, Out goes he." "Then came the ox, and drank the water. That quenched the fire, That burned the staff, That beat the dog, That bit the cat, That...kid, That my father bought For two pieces of money." The jingle and nonsense of the above, together with the repetition of the commas appeal to the child's...