August 25, 2008

There Was An Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe..

"There was an old woman who lived in a shoe,
She had so many children she didn't know what to do;
She gave them some broth without any bread,
She whipped them all well and put them to bed."

Do you know the "The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" rhyme? There are several neat illustrations for this famous rhyme. This site is from Rutgers University. It actually focuses on the "Mother Goose" stories from various aspects.

Mother Goose: A Scholarly Exploration

*Note: The title for the image above is "The Jessie Wilcox Smith Mother Goose: A Careful and Full Selection of the Rhymes. Foreword by Corey Nash. New York: Derrydale Books, 1986. [facsimile of 1912 edition]"

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