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TWINKLE, twinkle, little star ;

How I wonder what you are!

Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveller in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark:
He could not see which way to go,

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In the dark blue sky you keep,

And often through my curtains peep;

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One said it was a ship,

The other said nay;

The third said it was a house

With the chimney blown away.

And all the night they hunted,
And nothing could they find
But the moon a-gliding,
A-gliding with the wind.

One said it was the moon,

The other said nay;

The third said it was a cheese,
And half o't cut away.


WHEN the snow is on the ground,

Little Robin Redbreast grieves;

For no berries can be found,

And on the trees there are no leaves.

The air is cold, the worms are hid;

For this poor bird what can be done?

We'll strew him here some crumbs of bread,

And then he'll live till the snow is



ITTLE Nell Etticoat,
In a white petticoat,

And with a red nose;
The longer she stands

The shorter she grows.


HOW many days has my darling to play?

Saturday, Sunday, Monday,

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:
Saturday, Sunday, Monday.


HEN a twister twisting would twist him a twist,


For twisting a twist three twists he will twist; But if one of the twists untwists from the twist,

The twist untwisting untwists the twist.



HEN Arthur first in court began


To wear long hanging sleeves,

He entertain'd three serving-men;

And all of them were thieves.

The first he was an Irishman,
The second was a Scot;
The third he was a Welshman;
And all were knaves, I wot.

The Irishman loved usquebaugh,
The Scot loved ale call'd bluecap,
The Welshman he loved toasted cheese,
And made his mouth like a mouse-trap.

Usquebaugh burnt the Irishman;

The Scot was drown'd in ale;

The Welshman had like to be choked by a


But he pull'd it out by the tail.


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