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He often squeak'd, and someTHERE 'HERE was little guinea-pig,

times vi’lent, Who, being little, was not big,

And when he squeak'd he ne'er IIe always walked upon his feet,

was silent; And never fasted when he eat.

Though ne'er instructed by a cat, When from a place he ran away, He knew a mouse was not a rat. He never at that place did stay ; One day, as I am certified, And when he ran, as I am told, He took a whim and fairly died; He ne'er stood still for young or And, I am told by men of sense, old.

He never has been living since.

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“Old woman, old woman, old woman,” quoth I,

“O. whither, O whither, O whither, so high ?” “To brush the cobwebs off the sky !”

“Shall I go with thee?” “Aye, by and by.”

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was an old woman called Nothing-at-all,
Who rejoiced in a dwelling exceedingly small:
A man stretched his mouth to its utmost extent,
And down at one gulp house and old woman went.

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OM he was a piper's son,

He learned to play when he was young;
But all the tune that he could play,
Was “Over the hills and far away."
But Tom with his pipe made such a noise,
That he pleased both the girls and boys;
And they stopp'd to hear him play,
“Over the hills and far away.
Tom with his pipe did play with such skill,
That those who heard him could never

keep still; Whenever they heard they began for to

dance, Even pigs on their hind legs would after

him prance.

As Dolly was milking her cow one day, Tom took out his pipe and began for to play; So Doll and the cow danced the Cheshire

round," Till the pail was broke, and the milk ran

on the ground. He met old dame Trot with a basketof eggs, He used his pipe, and she used her legs; She danced about till the eggs were all

broke, She began for to fret, but he laugh'd at the

joke. He saw a cross fellow was beating an ass, Heavy laden with pots, pans, dishes and

glass; He took out his pipe and play'd them a tune, And the jackass's load was lighten'd full


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