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THE BOOK OF

NURSERY RHYMES,

TALES, AND FABLES.

A GIFT FOR ALL SEASONS.

EDITED BY LAWRENCE LOVECHILD.

PHILADELPHIA:

GEORGE B. ZIEBER.

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sides, that the delay which, owing to unforeseen
circumstances, has occurred in the preparation of
the work, has tended to give it the advantage of
now having, to a great extent, an open field to
itself. It is hoped, therefore, that this addition to
the stock of our nursery-literature will not be
deemed an unnecessary or undesirable one.

The care bestowed on the compilation of the
volume has, in particular, had reference to the
exclusion of such Rhymes as, morally speaking,
are of questionable tendency; and this with the
view of giving to the collection that merely play-
ful, droll, and innocent character which, consider-
ing its purpose, it undoubtedly ought to possess.

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52. Gay go up

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133. Girls and boys come out to play
46. Goosy, goosy gander, where did you wander?
76. Goosy, goosy gander, who stands yonder ?

154. Great A, little a

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161. Handy Spandy, Jack-a-dandy

156. Hark, hark, the dogs do bark

147. Have you ever heard of Billy Pringle's pig?
24. Here's a poor widow from Babylon
72. Hey, my kitten, my kitten
134. Hey, diddle, dout, my candle's out
138. Hey, diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle .

13. How many days has my darling to play?

159. Hub a dub dub, three men in a tub

148. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

118. Hush a bye, baby, on the tree-top

157. Hush-a-bye a baa-lamb.

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