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ADVERTISEMENI.

SINCE this little work was first projected, and partly executed, several collections of a similar kind have appeared; and it is possible that had

any of these been of such a description as mate· rially to interfere with its plan, the intention of

bringing it out might have been abandoned. So far, however, as the character of the recent col. lections of Nursery Rhymes as illustrated works is concerned, the merits of the present volume, whatever they may be in that respect, have not been anticipated; and as it was conceived that, with regard to the Rhymes themselves, something yet remained to be accomplished in the way of judicious selection as well as of emendation, the ground seemed to be still so far unoccupied as at least to justify the pretensions of the present compilation to be regarded as a novelty, and as having claims which were not possessed by previous publications of a like kind. It may be added, be

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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, mòrally speaking, are of questionable tendency; and this with the view of giving to the collection that merely playful, droll, and innocent character which, considering its purpose, it undoubtedly ought to possess.

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89. A cat came fiddling out of a barn. ..

51. A farmer went trotting upon his gray mare

54. A frog he would a wooing go . . . 46

6. All of a row . . . . . . 6

5. As I was going to Derby all on a market-day

88. As I was going to St. Ives . . . 74
87. As I went through the garden-gap . ..
79. At reck’ning let's play . .
40. A was an angler . . . . . .
53. A was an apple-pie . . . . .
78. Bah, bah, black sheep · · ·

127. Bat, bat, come under my hat . . .

41. Blow, wind, blow! and go, mill, go! . . 36

84. Bow wow, says the dog . . . . 72

162. Brow, brow, brinkie . . . . . 101

28. Bye, baby bunting . . . . . 22

16. Cock crows in the morn . . . . . 13

165. Cock-a-doodle-doo! . . . . . 102

25. Come hither, little puppy dog .

91. Come, my children, come away

142. Come, good Mr. Watts . . .

8. Come hither, sweet Robin ..
153. Cross Patch, draw the latch. . . . 98

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158. Daffy-down-dilly has come up to town .
60. Dance, little baby, dance up high . .
66. Dance, Thumbkin, dance

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86. Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my boy John
135. Diddlety, diddlety, dumpty . . .
136. Ding, dong, bell, pussy's in the well .
163. Do you go before with your bottle and bag

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52. Gay go up and gay go down . . . . 44 133. Girls and boys come out to play . . 91 46. Goosy, goosy gander, where did you wander?

76. Goosy, goosy gander, who stands yonder ? . 154. Great A, little a . . . . . . 98

161. Handy Spandy, Jack-a-dandy . .
156. Hark, hark, the dogs do bark . . . 99
147. Have you ever heard of Billy Pringle's pig? 96
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 . . 93

13. How many days has my darling to play? . 11
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 . . . . .
73. If I'd as much money as I could spend .
71. I had a little pony . . . . . 63
93. I had a little dog, and they called him Buff 76

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