A History of Nursery Rhymes
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A History of Nursery Rhymes

By Percy B. Green
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Table of Contents
  • A HISTORY OF NURSERY RHYMES
  • CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • A HISTORY OF NURSERY RHYMES
  • CHAPTER I.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • CHAPTER III.
    • THE BABY'S RATTLE
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • THE CORN SPIRIT.
    • "CUCKOOS!"
    • A WORD ON INDIAN LORE.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • CHAPTER I.
    • GAMES.
    • MARRIAGE GAMES.
    • LONDON STREET GAMES.
      • A WEDDING.
      • THE KING OF THE BARBARINES.
    • A WEDDING.
    • THE KING OF THE BARBARINES.
    • A LANCASHIRE ROUND GAME.
    • ROUND GAME OF THE MULBERRY BUSH.
    • "PRAY, MR. FOX, WHAT TIME IS IT?"
    • "MOTHER, BUY ME A MILKING CAN."
    • "HERE COMES A POOR SAILOR FROM BOTANY BAY."
    • "CAN I GET THERE BY CANDLE-LIGHT?"
  • CHAPTER II.
    • NURSERY GAMES.
      • A GAME FOR A WET DAY.
      • "ANOTHER NURSERY TABLE GAME, BUT NEARLY 300 YEARS OLD."
      • A B C GAME.
      • "I APPRENTICE MY SON."
      • AN ARMENIAN CHILD'S GAME
      • RUSSIAN SUPERSTITION.
    • A GAME FOR A WET DAY.
    • "ANOTHER NURSERY TABLE GAME, BUT NEARLY 300 YEARS OLD."
    • A B C GAME.
    • "I APPRENTICE MY SON."
    • AN ARMENIAN CHILD'S GAME
    • RUSSIAN SUPERSTITION.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • JEWISH RHYMES.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • AN ANCIENT ENGLISH RHYME
    • SONGS OF LONDON BOYS IN TUDOR TIMES.
    • "WE'LL HAVE A WEDDING AT OUR HOUSE."
  • CHAPTER V.
    • CAT RHYMES.
      • CAT TALE OF DICK WHITTINGTON.
    • CAT TALE OF DICK WHITTINGTON.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • A CRADLE SONG OF THE FIRST CENTURY.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • JACK RHYMES.
      • ANOTHER JACK OF THE NURSERY CLASSICS
    • ANOTHER JACK OF THE NURSERY CLASSICS
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • RIDDLE-MAKING.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • NURSERY CHARMS.
      • AN ESSEX CHARM FOR A CHURN, 1650 A.D.
      • A CHARM AGAINST GHOSTS.
    • AN ESSEX CHARM FOR A CHURN, 1650 A.D.
    • A CHARM AGAINST GHOSTS.
    • MONEY RHYMES.
      • NUMERICAL NURSERY RHYME.
      • BAKER'S MAN.
    • NUMERICAL NURSERY RHYME.
    • BAKER'S MAN.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • SCRAPS.
      • A GAME.
      • MORE FRAGMENTS.
      • A LANCASHIRE FRAGMENT.
      • A PROVERB.
      • A COMPLIMENT.
      • THE REVERSE.
    • A GAME.
    • MORE FRAGMENTS.
    • A LANCASHIRE FRAGMENT.
    • A PROVERB.
    • A COMPLIMENT.
    • THE REVERSE.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • SONGS.
      • "WILL THE LOVE THAT YOU'RE SO RICH IN."
      • TOM, TOM, THE PIPER'S SON.
      • "OH DEAR, WHAT CAN THE MATTER BE?"
      • SIMPLE SIMON.
      • "I SAW A SHIP A-SAILING."
      • DAVID THE WELSHMAN.
      • "MY FATHER HE DIED."
    • "WILL THE LOVE THAT YOU'RE SO RICH IN."
    • TOM, TOM, THE PIPER'S SON.
    • "OH DEAR, WHAT CAN THE MATTER BE?"
    • SIMPLE SIMON.
    • "I SAW A SHIP A-SAILING."
    • DAVID THE WELSHMAN.
    • "MY FATHER HE DIED."
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • SCOTCH RHYMES.
      • THE SCOTCH VERSION OF BRYAN O'LYNN.
      • A GRUESOME RIDDLE.
      • "WHA'S YOUR DADDIE?"
      • "THE MOON IS A LADY."
    • THE SCOTCH VERSION OF BRYAN O'LYNN.
    • A GRUESOME RIDDLE.
    • "WHA'S YOUR DADDIE?"
    • "THE MOON IS A LADY."
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • A FAVOURITE NURSERY HYMN.
    • THE LATIN VERSION OF THE VIRGIN'S LULLABY.
  • CHAPTER XIV.
    • "THERE WAS A MAID CAME OUT OF KENT."
    • A NURSERY TALE.
    • A B C JINGLES.
    • A CATCH RHYME.
  • CHAPTER XV.
    • BELL RHYMES.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • CHAPTER XVI.
    • POLITICAL SIGNIFICATIONS OF NURSERY RHYMES.
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