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The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,273 / 63 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 3,514
Added to site: 2012.01.17
mnybks.net#: 31201
Genre: Poetry

A selection of more than two hundred traditional nursery rhymes.

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own on the mat at the door, While the old woman finished sweeping the floor.

Then they crept in, as quiet as mice, All wet with the snow, and as cold as ice, For they found it was better, that stormy night, To lie down and sleep than to quarrel and fight.


THE FLY AND THE HUMBLE-BEE

Fiddle-de-dee, fiddle-de-dee, The fly shall marry the humble-bee;

They went to church and married was she, The fly has married the humble-bee.


CAT AND DOG

Pussy sits beside the fire, How can she be fair? In comes the little dog, "Pussy, are you there?

So, so, Mistress Pussy, Pray, how do you do?"

"Thank you, thank you, little dog, I'm very well just now."


BOBBY SHAFT

Bobby Shaft is gone to sea, With silver buckles at his knee; When he'll come home he'll marry me, Pretty Bobby Shaft!

Bobby Shaft is fat and fair, Combing down his yellow hair; He's my love for evermore! Pretty Bobby Shaft!


THE LITTLE CLOCK

There's a neat litt

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.01.17
cal506
****.

A beautiful job of taking illustrations and text from print to electronic media. By all means, if you can, view the html version. Warning: the rhymes are probably not the versions you were told as a child.


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