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Part 2
I. Prehistoric man-His language one of signs and sounds

-The story of Psammetichus and the Two Babies
Idiom of language a survival of primitive peoples

II. Modern types of early man-Sign-language of people liv.

ing on the globe to-day-The custom of the UVINZA
grandees—The "good-morning" of the Walunga
tribe-Signs of hospitality in the sign vocabulary of
the North American Indian—The “attingere ex.
tremis digitis” of the Romans-Clap-hands one of
the first lessons of the Nursery-The modern sur.
vival of hand-clapping—"Is it rude to shake hands,
Nurse?"-A hypercritical mother-Plato's rebuke-
Agesilaus and his children-N..rsery classics and
critical babies-"Lalla, lalla, lalla ” of the Roman
child – The well-known baby dance of “ Crow and
caper, caper and crow" .

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III. Writers on comparative religions show that entire re-

ligious observances come down to modern peoples
from heathen sources—The Bohemian Peasant and
his Apple Tree-A myth of long descent found in the
rhyme of "A Woman, a Spaniel, and Walnut Tree";
our modern "Pippin, pippin, fly away,” indicates
the same sentiment–The fairy tale of Ashputtel and
the Golden Slipper, the legend from which came our
story of Cinderella - Tylor on Children's Sports-
The mystery of Northern Europe at Christ's coming
-The Baby's Rattle-Ancestral worship follows sun
and moon worship, and gives us the tales of fairies,
goblins, and elves-Boyd Dawkins' story of the
Isle of Man farmer-A Scandinavian Manxman-
Modernised lullaby of a Polish mother—" Shine,
Stars"_" Rain, rain, go away"-Wind making-
LULLABIES - Bulgarian, German, “Sleep, Baby,
Sleep”—The lullaby of the Black Guitar –“Baby,
go to Sleep"-English version, "Hush thee, my
Babby"-Danish lullaby of "Sweetly sleep, my
little Child"-" Bye, baby bunting" . . .


IV. El-land-Old-time superstitions-A custom of providing

a feast for the dead known in Yorkshire, North-west
Ireland, and in Armenia --The Erl King of Goethe
-Ballet of the Leaf-dressed Girl-The Spirit of
the Waterg-An Irish legend of Fior Usga-Scotch
superstition- Jenny Greenteeth of Lancashire-The
Merrow of the West of Ireland-Soul Cages—The
German rhyme of "O Man of the Sea, come list
unto Me"- Mysticism among uncivilised races
The Corn Spirit-The Rye-wolf-" The Cow's in
the Corn"-"Ring a ring a rosies" — "Cuckoo
Cherry Tree"- Our earliest song, "Summer is a.
coming in "_"Hot Cockles" at Yorkshire funerals

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II. NURSERY GAMES—A Game for a Wet Day -" Cows

and Horses walk on four legs"-A Game nearly 300
years old—" There were two birds sitting on a stone"
-ABC Game-"Hi diddle diddle"-"I apprentice
my Son"-An Armenian Child's Game, "Jack's
Alive"-Russian Superstition

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IV. An ancient English Rhyme—“A Frog who would a.

wooing 80," the version of same sung in Henry VIII's
reign - Songs of London Boys in Tudor times —
" Quoth John to Joan"_"Good parents in good
manners do instruct their child"_“Tom a Lin"-
"Bryan O'Lyon"-Four songs sung by children in
Elizabeth's reigo"We'll have a Wedding at our

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VI. A Cradle Song of the first century, " Sleep, O son,
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VIIL RIDDLE MAKING-German riddle of " Seven White

and Seven Black Horses"--Greek riddle of the Two
Sisters; another of “The year, months, and days"
-"Old Mother Needle"-"Purple, yellow, red,
and greea "_"As round as an Apple"_"Humpty
Dumpty"_The Phoenix fable—“Lady-bird 1 lady.
bird i Ay away home" . · · · 197

IX. NURSERY CHARMS—"When a twister twisting twists

him twist "- An Essex Charm for a Chard-
“Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John" Charms

MONEY RHYMES—"How , lass gave her lover
three slips for a tester"-"Little Mary Esther"-

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