20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

A Rising Doctor A Rising Doctor : Dr Yeast-Cake, it’s hard for me to speak, As I haven’t risen for more than a week.’ ‘Take this, Mr. Roll, and never you fear; You’ll rise before morning, so be of good cheer.’

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

A Rash Stipulation A Rash Stipulation : The daughter of the farrier Could find no one to marry her, Because she said she would not wed A man who could not carry her. The foolish girl was wrong enough, And had to wait quite long enough; For as […]

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

A Race A Race : Merrily the breezes blow! (We’re in Wonderland, you know.) Merrily the hoops are spinning! (Hats, are they? well, it’s no matter; All the better for the hatter.) Can you tell me which is winning? Red or blue? I wager red. Ladies first! But […]

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

A Pinch of Salt A Pinch of Salt : A little boy said to a bird, ‘Is it quite true what I have heard– A pinch of salt upon your tail, And I shall catch you without fail?’ The little bird said to the boy ‘Salt is the […]

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

A Nick and A Nock A Nick and A Nock : A nick and a nock, A hen and a cock. And a penny for my master.

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

A Needle and Thread A Needle and Thread : Old Mother Twitchett had but one eye, And a long tail which she let fly; And every time she went through a gap, A bit of her tail she left in a trap.

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

A Memory A Memory : Four ducks on a pond, A grass-bank beyond, A blue sky of spring, White clouds on the wing; What a little thing To remember for years- To remember with tears!

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

A Melancholy Song A Melancholy Song : Trip upon trenchers, And dance upon dishes, My mother sent me for some barm, some barm; She bid me go lightly, And come again quickly, For fear the young men should do me some harm. Yet didn’t you see, yet didn’t […]

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

A Man and A Maid A Man and A Maid : There was a little man, Who wooed a little maid, And he said, ‘Little maid, will you wed, wed, wed? I have little more to say, So will you, yea or nay, For least said is soonest […]

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20 Nov 2014
Nov 20 2014

A Little Old Man A Little Old Man : Little old man and I fell out; How shall we bring this matter about? Bring it about as well as you can; Get you gone, you little old man.

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