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Gammer Gurton's Garland

The Nursery Parnassus

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Author: Joseph Ritson
Published: 1866
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,456 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 99.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 445
Added to site: 2010.12.08
mnybks.net#: 29850
Origin: gutenberg.org

A Choice Collection of Pretty Songs and Verses forthe Amusement of all Little Good Childrenwho can neither read nor run.

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cake, Baker's man; That I will, master, As fast as I can;

Prick it, and prick it, And mark it with a T, And there will be enough For Jacky and me.

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WHO'S THERE?

Who's there? A grenadier. What do you want? A pot of beer. Where's your money? Quite forgot. Get you gone, You drunken sot.

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CROSS PATCH.

Cross patch, draw the latch, Sit by the fire and spin; Take a cup, and drink it up, Then call your neighbours in.

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MISTRESS MARY.

Mistress Mary, Quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With cockle shells, And silver bells, And cowslips all arow.

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THE OLD MAN AND HIS CALF.

There was an old man, And he had a calf; And that's half: He took him out of the stall, And put him on the wall; And that's all.

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JACK A NORY.

I'll tell you a story About Jack a Nory; And now my story's begun: I'll tell you another About Jack his brother And now my story's done.

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