“There Was An Old Woman.”
There was an old woman
Who rejoiced in a dwelling
A man stretched his mouth
To its utmost extent,
And down at one gulp
House and old woman went.
Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.
McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.
There was an old woman lived under the hill,
And if she’s not gone she lives there still.
Baked apples she sold, and cranberry pies,
And she’s the old woman that never told lies.
Mother Goose Volland Popular Edition.
Edited by Eulalie Osgood Grover.
Illustrated by Frederick Richardson.
Published by P. F. Volland Company: New York, Chicago & Toronto. 1921.
“A Capital Cure For Rats.”
An old woman troubled with rats,
Who couldn’t depend upon cats –