Queer!

Illustration:  “Quixote Quicksight.”  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

“Quixote Quicksight.”

Quixote Quicksight, quiz’d a queerish quidbox,

A queerish quidbox Quixote Quicksight quizzed;

If Quixote Quicksight quiz’d a queerish quidbox,

Where’s the queerish quidbox Quixote Quicksight quiz’d?


Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

Shave A Pig!

Illustration:  “Barber, Barber, Shave a Pig.”  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

“Barber, Barber, Shave a Pig.”

Barber, barber, shave a pig;

How many hairs will make a wig?

“Four and twenty, that’s enough,”

Give the poor barber a pinch of snuff.

“Sneeze on Monday.”

Sneeze on Monday, sneeze for danger;

Sneeze on Tuesday, kiss a stranger;

Sneeze on Wednesday, receive a letter;

Sneeze on Thursday, something better;

Sneeze on Friday, expect sorrow;

Sneeze on Saturday, joy to-morrow.

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

Sweep The Cobwebs Off The Sky!

Illustration:  There was an old woman tossed up in a basket.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

There was an old woman tossed up in a basket,

Ninety times as high as the moon;

And where she was going, I couldn’t but ask her,

For in her hand she carried a broom.

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

“Whither, O whither, O whither so high?”

“To sweep the cobwebs off the sky!”

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

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

Pig Tails!

Illustration:  A Long Tailed Pig.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

“A Long Tail’d Pig.”

A long-tail’d pig, or a short-tail’d pig,

Or a pig with e’er a tail,

A sow-pig, or a boar pig,

Or a pig with a cruly tail.

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

Eat Nothing At All!

Illustration:  There Was An Old Woman.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

“There Was An Old Woman.”

There 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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Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

Mother Goose Flew To The Moon!

Illustration:  Old Mother Goose.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

“Old Mother Goose.”

And then the gold egg was thrown into the sea,

When Jack he jumped in, and got it back presently.

The knave got the goose, which he vowed he would kill,

Resolving at once his pockets to fill.

Jack’s mother came in, and caught the goose soon,

And mounting its back, flew up to the moon.

 

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.