goes round the house at night ?|
None but bloody Tom !
Who steals all the sheep at night ?
None, but one by one.
BRYAN O'Lin had no watch to put on,|
So he scooped out a turnip to make himself one :
He caught a cricket and put it within,
And called it a ticker did Bryan O'Lin !
BRYAN O'Lin had no breeches to wear,|
So he bought him a sheepskin to make him a pair :
With the skinny side out, and the woolly side in,
Oh ! how nice and warm, cried Bryan O'Lin.
THERE was a man who had no eyes,|
He went abroad to view the skies :
He saw a tree with apples on it,
He took no apples off, yet left no apples on it.
MY lady's lap-dog.|
Two Persian cherry trees and my lady's, &c.
Three grey elephants, two, &c.
Four Indian monkeys singing a merry song on Killigrew's wedding-day, three, &c.
Five flat floating fly-boats sailing from Madagascar to Mount Cornelia, four, &c.
Six score of Italian dancing-masters teaching a raven and a magpie to sing, five, &c.
Seven pair of Don Rons with two pair of whiskers on, six, &c.
Eight concubines taken from the grand Signior's seraglio, seven, &c.
Nine Turkey merchants clothed in green and grey, standing before the Porto Bristo, eight, &c.
Ten sons of Mahackmedash, going from Inculo to Pinculo, to marry the ten daughters of Abednego, nine, &c.
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CUSHY cow bonny, let down thy milk,|
And I will give thee a gown of silk :
A gown of silk and a silver tee,
If thou wilt let down thy milk to me.
boy, Willy boy, where are you going ?|
I'll go with you, if I may :
I'm going to the meadow to see them a mowing,
I'm going to help them make hay.
rain, go away,|
Come again another day ;
Little Arthur wants to play.
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ROBERT BARNES, fellow fine,|
Can you shoe this horse of mine ?
Yes, good sir, that I can,
As well as any other man :
There's a nail, and there's a prod,
And now, good sir, your horse is shod.
the news of the day,|
Good neighbour, I pray ?
They say the balloon
Is gone up to the moon.
was an old man of Tobago,|
Who lived on rice, gruel, and sago ;
Till, much to his bliss,
His physician said this—
"To a leg, sir, of mutton you may go."
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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.
minx ! the old witch winks,|
The fat begins to fry :
There's nobody at home but jumping Joan,
Father, mother, and I !
To buy a plum bun :
Home again, home again,
Market is done.
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AS I was going o'er Westminster bridge,|
I met with a Westminster scholar ;
He pulled off his cap and drew off his glove,
And wished me a very good morrow.
EVERY lady in this land|
Has twenty nails upon each hand,
Five and twenty hands and feet,
All this is true without deceit.
over the knee ;
Thank you, mama,
for slapping of me.
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IN fir tar is,|
In oak none is :
In mud eel is,
In clay none is.
BLACK we are, but much admired ;|
Men seek for us till they are tired.
We tire the horse, but comfort man ;
Tell me this riddle if you can.