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When will you pay me?
Say the bells at Old Bailey.

When I shall grow rich,
Say the bells at Shoreditch.

Pray, when will that be?
Say the bells at Stepney.

I am sure I don't know,
Says the great bell at Bow.


SNAIL, snail,

Come out of your hole,

Or else I will beat you
As black as a coal.


[One child holds a wand to the face of another, repeating these lines, and making grimaces, to cause the latter to laugh, and

so to the others; those who laugh paying a forfeit.]

BUFF says Buff to all his men,

And I say Buff to you again;
Buff neither laughs nor smiles,

But carries his face

With a very good grace,

And passes the stick to the very next place!


DANCE, Bumpkin, dance,

(Keep the thumb in motion.)
Dance, ye merrymen, every one;

(All the fingers in motion.)
For Bumpkin, he can dance alone,
(The thumb only moving.)
Bumpkin, he can dance alone. (Ditto.)
Dance, Foreman, dance,

(The first finger moving.)

Dance ye merrymen every one;
(The whole moving.)
But Foreman, he can dance alone,
Foreman, he can dance alone.

And so on with the others-naming the 2d finger Middleman —the 3d finger Ringman—and the 4th finger Littleman. Littleman cannot dance alone.


QUEEN Anne, queen Anne, you sit in the sun,
As fair as a lily, as white as a wand.

read one,

I send you three letters, and pray
You must read one, if you can't read all,
So pray, Miss or Master, throw up the ball.


RIDE a cock-horse to Banbury-cross,
To buy little Johnny a galloping-horse.
It trots behind, and it ambles before,

And Johnny shall ride till he can ride no more.


RIDE a cock-horse to Coventry cross;

To see what Emma can buy;


penny white cake I'll buy for her sake, And a twopenny tart or a pie.


RIDE a cock-horse to Banbury cross,
To see an old lady upon a white horse,
Rings on her fingers, bells on her toes,
She will have music wherever she goes.


To market ride the gentlemen,
So do we, so do we;

Then comes the country clown,
Hobbledy gee, Hobbledy gee!


THIS is the key of the kingdom.
In that kingdom there is a city.
In that city there is a town.
In that town there is a street.
In that street there is a lane.
In that lane there is a yard.
In that yard there is a house.
In that house there is a room.

In that room there is a bed.

On that bed there is a basket.

In that basket there are some flowers.

Flowers in the basket, basket in the bed, bed in the room, &c. &c.


[Song set to five toes.]

1. LET us go to the wood, says this pig;
2. What to do there? says that pig;
3. To look for my mother, says this pig;
4. What to do with her? says that pig;
5. Kiss her to death, says this pig.


EGGS, butter, cheese, bread,
Stick, stock, stone, dead,

Stick him up, stick him down,

Stick him in the old man's crown.


[I believe the following is only a portion of a dialogue, but I have not been able to recover it.]

HERE comes a poor woman from baby-land,
With three small children in her hand:

One can brew, the other can bake,

The other can make a pretty round cake.


[A string of children, hand in hand, stand in a row. A child (A) stands in front of them, as leader; two other children (B and c) form an arch, each holding both the hands of the other]

A. DRAW a pail of water,

For my lady's daughter;

My father's a king, and my mother's a queen,
My two little sisters are dress'd in green,

Stamping grass and parsley,

Marigold leaves and daisies.

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