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HEY, diddle, diddle,

The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;

The little dog laughed

To see such fine sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

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THE ROBIN. THE North wind doth blow, And we shall have snow, And what will poor Robin do then,

Poor thing? He'll sit in a barn, And to keep himself warm Will hide his head under his wing,

Poor thing!

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FOUR corners to this bed,
Six angels round me spread ;
Two to pray, two to wake,
Two to guard me till daybreak.

And blessèd guardian angels keep
Me safe from danger while I sleep.


I LAY me down upon my side,
And pray the Lord to be my guide
And if I die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.


THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG. An old woman was sweeping her house, and she found a little crooked sixpence. “What,” said

• she, "shall I do with this little sixpence? I will go to market and buy a little pig." As she was coming home she came to a stile: the piggie would not go over the stile.

She went a little further, and she met a dog. So she said to the dog, “Dog ! bite pig. Pig won't go over the stile, and I shan't get home to-night." But the dog would not.

She went a little further, and she came to a stick. So she said, “Stick! stick ! beat dog. Dog

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